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Iran Executes a Second Wrestler 5 Months After the First

The Iranian regime's lethal assaults on decorated Iranian athletes continued unabated, with the execution of a second champion wrestler on Monday.

The Jerusalem Post reported two weeks ago that the execution of wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini was imminent. He is from Andimeshk in the province of Khuzestan and was arrested in 2015 and charged with premeditated murder, supposedly committed during a group fight.

It is unclear whether the Islamic Republic authorities forced Hosseini to confess to a crime he did not commit.

Mariam Memarsadeghi, an Iranian-American expert on human rights, told the Post that the "[Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei and his henchmen want to numb everyone to their repression. By executing more and more in spite of global outrage, they hope to show the Iranian people and the Free World that they are powerless.” (JPost / VFI News)

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord. - Proverbs 17:15