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Soccer player arrested in Iran for ‘propaganda’ against the government

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Iranian authorities arrested soccer player Voria Ghafouri on Thursday, accused of having “insulted and tarnished the reputation of the national team” and of making “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic, the Iranian news agency reported. Fars.

Ghafouri was arrested after a training session by his Fooolad team, from Khuzestan, by decision of the judicial authority, according to the news agency.

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The 35-year-old, originally from Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan province, posted a photo on Instagram, wearing traditional Kurdish clothing.

The former captain of Esteghlal, the country’s most famous team, was forced to leave the club in July over his repeated criticism of the authorities.

O Will There has been a wave of protests since the death, on September 16, of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, three days after being detained by police in Tehran. She was accused of violating the country’s strict dress code.

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Source: Gazetaesportiva

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