Protests in Iran. Amir Nasr-Azadani, 26-year-old Iranian footballer, sentenced to death


Mass protests are taking place in Iran, but also drastic sentences are being passed against people associated with the demonstrations. The court sentenced the well-known Iranian footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani to death. So far, according to various sources, about 450 people have died in the protests, including at least 62 children – teenagers. 18,000 arrested people.

According to information provided by the BBC Persia portal, he was sentenced to death by an Iranian court in Isfahan Amir Nasr-Azadani, Iranian footballer. He was one of nine accused in the deaths of three officers whom Iranian authorities believe were killed during anti-government protests.

Who was Amir Nasr-Azadani?

According to the portal “Iran Wire”, Amir Nasr-Azadanand was born in 1996. Ma 26 years.

He started in 2014 in the capital club Tehran Rah-Ahan. After that, he played for various clubs, including Iranian Tractor and in the national youth team of Iran.

On November 19, an alleged homicide was reported Colonel Esmaeil Cheraghi during nationwide protests. Three days later, public television reported that three men had been arrested in the city of Isfahan. They were charged with the officer’s death.

The names of the defendants were not listed, but after the forced interrogation videos were released, the identities of the three main defendants were posted on social media. Among them was Amir Nasr-Azadani.

Sources close to the footballer reportedly told Iran Wire that Nasr-Azadani had been present at some demonstrations but had never been in the area where protesters had confronted security officials. According to the findings of “Iran Wire”, the footballer’s presence was short and limited to chanting slogans.


While awaiting the verdict of the case, in addition to the players of the Iranian national football team, many famous Iranian sportsmen, current and former players of football teams expressed their support for the now 26-year-old. The players say they don’t believe him. Masoud Shojaei, a Nasaji team player and former Iran national football player, used the hashtag “No to Execution” along with Nasr-Azadani’s photo in an Instagram story.

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13th of September morality police detained a 22-year-old girl on Techeranu Street Mahsa Aminii, an Iranian woman of Kurdish descent. The reason was a badly worn hijab. A few days later, the girl was taken to the hospital, where she died. Iranian authorities attributed this to her poor health, but the public is convinced that she was drunk by uniformed officers.

Since then, mass protests have been taking place in Iran, which are bloodily suppressed by the regime. Demonstrations outside the streets also took place at universities and high schools, where security forces also entered to brutally crack down on young people. So far according to various sources in the protests about 450 people died, including at least 62 children – teenagers. 18,000 arrested people.

Initially, the protesters demanded the abolition of the morality police, but when the regime reacted bloodily to the demonstrations, they changed their demands. Now the Iranians are demanding democratic solutions, free elections and the abolition of theocracy.

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