IRAN: PROMINENT WRESTLER EXECUTED ON VAGUE CHARGES
May 25, 2017:
A prominent wrestler in Iran was reportedly hanged at Kermanshah's Dizel Abad Prison in the morning on vague charges. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 26/05/2017)
According to the state-run news agency Tabnak, the prisoner's name is Hojatollah Tadro. Prior to his execution, he competed in multiple national championships and was a member of the national team. The official sources in Iran have not announced the reason for the execution, but Radio Zamaneh has reported that Hojatollah was sentenced to death for the "rape of an inmate", after he was already imprisoned for several years.
A source close to Hojatollah says he was the victim of a conspiracy and never committed the crime that he was charged with. The charge that led to Hojatollah's imprisonment is not known.