Netease Sports reported on September 26:
The Iranian court found Afkari guilty of homicide and sentenced him to death twice, while the media disclosed that Afkari was a betrayal. After the death penalty order for Afkari was issued, many organizations called for the death penalty not to be executed, and US President Trump even interceded. But Trump's plea was useless. In the end, Afkari was executed. In response to external accusations, the Iranian Foreign Minister emphasized that so many people took to the streets to march, but only Afkari was executed because the death penalty had nothing to do with the march. Because he killed someone.
After Afkari was executed, several organizations called on the International Olympic Committee to ban Iran. Now the US government has taken action and announced sanctions against Iranian officials involved in the death penalty, including Judge Sadati, according to reports. Participate in Afkari's trial. The reason for the sanctions on these officials is that the foreign media website stated that this is a response to the previous torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of Afkari, and the deprivation of people’s right to freedom of expression.
US Secretary of State Pompeo said in a statement: "The United States joins the rest of the world in mourning the departure of Afkari and condemning the Iranian regime. The killing of Afkari is an unreasonable act. The United States calls on all countries to declare sanctions. , To hold the Iranian government accountable. Afkari has participated in the Iranian National Wrestling Championship before, and he still has a lot to do in his life."
"The Iranian government habitually targets the wise and the most promising people, arresting and killing them, thereby depriving the Iranian people of their talents. This is Iran’s most precious wealth. Afkari must not die in vain, and peace-loving countries should Condemned the execution of Afkari and reaffirmed respect for the freedom, respect and equality of everyone."
The execution of Afkari has attracted global attention. Some athletes and organizations have called for Iran to be expelled from sports and banned from participating in the Tokyo Olympics. However, the International Olympic Committee and the World Wrestling Federation have stated that it is unlikely to expel Iran. The International Olympic Committee Vice Chairman Coates believes that the execution has nothing to do with sports events, and that many countries participating in the Olympics also have death sentences.