Iranian footballer sentenced to 26 years in prison over anti-government protests

Protesters hold a cardboard in Persian (Farsi) reading in English: 'Dont say anything to Mama' which is a quote from one of the executed Iranian protesters in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a rally to commemorate the victims of the Iranian regime in Berlin, Germany, 08 January 2023. EFE-EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

Tehran, Jan 9 (EFE).- An Iranian court has sentenced high-profile footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani to 26 years in prison for his alleged involvement in killing three security officers during nationwide anti-government protests. Mizan news agency reported on Monday that three more protesters were given the death penalty after being convicted for the murder of three Basij … Read more