WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on Iran not to execute champion wrestler Navid Afkari, citing a Fox News report that Afkari had been sentenced to death for participating in anti-government demonstrations in 2018.
“To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him. Thank you!” Trump said in a tweet that included a link to the Fox News report
Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Beech
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