AJC to IOC: Iran should be banned from the Olympics “due to its repeated and ongoing violations of basic human rights”

Top US Jewish Group Urges Olympics Ban for Iran Over Execution of Champion Wrestler
by Staff
October 5, 2020

A top American Jewish group is spearheading a petition urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Iran from the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to its recent execution of a national wrestling champion. Navid Afkari was executed on September 12 for the alleged killing of a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps — which is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States — during an anti-regime protest in 2018…Afkari claimed he had been forced to confess under tortureThe petition written by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) is available to sign onlineREAD MORE

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