In Iran, Vouria Ghafouri, a well-known footballer in the country, was also arrested because he criticized the regime and sympathized with the protests

In Iran, Vouria Ghafouri, a well-known footballer in the country, was also arrested because he criticized the regime and sympathized with the protests
In Iran, Vouria Ghafouri, a well-known footballer in the country, was also arrested because he criticized the regime and sympathized with the protests
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Voria Ghafouri, a well-known footballer in the country and former member of the men’s national team, was arrested in Iran on Thursday for his criticism of the regime and for expressing solidarity with those who are protesting. According to Iranian news agencies Fars And Tasnim Ghafouri was allegedly arrested on charges of “insulting the national football team and making propaganda against the government”.

Recently, several popular figures in Iran, who are known to be known in the fields of entertainment, sports and culture, have openly expressed their support for the protesters, and have been arrested. Meanwhile, again as a gesture of protest against the regime, players of the men’s national soccer team refused to sing the anthem at the World Cup in Qatar.

The Iranian regime is violently repressing the ongoing protests and it is estimated that hundreds of people have been killed and several thousand arrested, at least five of whom were subsequently sentenced to death: the UN Human Rights Council approved a resolution to launch a commission of inquiry to investigate the crackdown on protests.

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– Read also: The arrests of famous people in Iran who support the protests

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