Iran's state TV reports that the country's authorities have executed a wrestler allegedly murdering a man after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man's life to be spared, Report says, citing AP.
State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as saying on Saturday: "The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Turkman, was carried out this morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz."
His case had drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrayed him and his brothers as victims targeted to protest against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. Authorities accused Afkari of stabbing a water supply company employee in Shiraz's southern city amid the unrest.
On September 4, US President Donald Trump called on the Iranian authorities not to carry out the sentence.