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Olympics Will Not Discuss Iran’s Murder of Wrestler

The agenda for Wednesday’s International Olympic Committee executive board meeting omits the Iranian regime’s execution of the champion wrestler Navid Afkari, prompting calls for IOC president Thomas Bach to include Afkari's execution in its agenda and sanction the clerical regime in Tehran.

When asked if the IOC plans to sanction Iran’s regime and raise Afkari in its agenda, an unnamed committee spokesperson said that, “For your information, you will find here the schedule for tomorrow’s IOC Executive Board committee's meeting.”

Rob Koehler, the Director-General of Global Athlete, a sports human rights advocacy organization, wrote on Twitter: “The Olympics Executive Committee meets Wednesday 7 October… How about under miscellaneous you include: 1. Suspending Iran @Olympic_ir #Justice4Navid #navidafkarai.”

Koehler included the Twitter handle for Iran’s Olympic chapter and the hashtags in support of Navid Afkari. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you shed light on the despicable acts of Iran—that you would bring them to justice, and free their people from oppression.”