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Petro celebrates in Colombia the title of Argentina and pleads for Iranian soccer player

Colombian President, Gustavo Petrocelebrated this Sunday the title of the Argentine team in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 and at the same time advocated for the Iranian soccer player Amir Nasr-Azadani, sentenced to death in his country for supporting protests for the rights and freedoms of women.

“Very good for Messi, and for the Argentine people,” Petro wrote on his Twitter account after the triumph of those led by Lionel Scaloni in the final against France that was defined in favor of the South Americans 4-2 in the round of penalties after equalizing 3-3 after extra time.

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In addition, Petro pleaded for the life of the Iranian soccer player, to whom he referred in the same message.

“And that Iran does not kill soccer,” the Colombian president wrote in reference to Nasr-Azadani, 26, who played for Rah-Ahan, Tractor and Gol-e Rayhan in that country.

Nasr-Azadani was charged by the Iranian regime with a crime called moharebeh (“enmity with God”), punishable by hanging for publicly expressing his support for pro-women demonstrations.

This punishment was already suffered by the young Mohsen Shekari and Majid Reza Rahnavard, both 23 years old, for their participation in the protests in defense of women’s rights that broke out in September of this year following the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested for wearing the veil improperly.

On December 13, the International Federation of Professional Football Associations (FIFPRO) called for the “immediate” lifting of the death penalty threat against Amir Nasr-Azadani.

Source: Elcomercio

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