Published: November 25, 2022 12:30 p.m
He was detained for supporting protests in the country
“Fars News Agency” reported on this.
The 35-year-old football player was detained for criticizing the government and supporting the months-long protests in the country. Gafuri, a member of Iran’s “Fulad” club, before the World Cup held in Qatar national kicked out of the team’s camp, and these days imprisonment was done.
Gafuri “national is accused of tarnishing the team’s reputation”, “propaganda against the state” and “supporting riots”. The football player representing Iran’s Kurdish minority had previously sharply criticized the Islamic regime and blamed the government for violently suppressing the protests for the death of at least 400 people.