Human rights activists allege that authorities in Iran executed a man for celebrating the elimination of the Iranian national team from the World Cup. Fifa World Cup | Iran shoots fan who celebrated World Cup elimination. The 27-year-old victim was identified as Mehran Samak. He was allegedly one of many people blaring their car horns in celebration before he was shot in the head.
Fifa World Cup | Iran shoots fan who celebrated World Cup elimination
After Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, was slain. At the same time, in the custody of the morality police, the national team has become highly controversial amid severe protests against the dictatorial rule.
More than 14,000 people have been arrested, and at least 448 people killed in the protests, including 60 children. Many Iranians were relieved when their team was eliminated in the group stage. others booed the national anthem whenever Iran played in the World Cup.
“He (Samak) was shot in the head by state forces. When he went out to celebrate the Islamic Republic’s loss,” Iran Human Rights (IHR) said on Twitter.
“The Islamic Republic’s Forensic Medical Organisation is refusing to return (his) body to his family. Despite a crowd of people gathering outside the building to support them.”