Iran executes wrestler despite plea from Trump to spare his life

Iran says they have executed a wrestler accused of killing a security guard during anti-government protests two years ago, proceeding with the sentence despite international outcry and pleas from President Trump and UFC chief Dana White to spare the man’s life.

Iranian authorities say Navid Afkari stabbed and killed Hassan Turkman during 2018 protests against the country’s ruling theocracy.

Supporters of the 27-year-old championship wrestler, however, said he was a political prisoner and…

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