The International Olympic Committee said it was shocked by the execution in Iran of Navid Afkari, a young Iranian fighter convicted of the murder of a public official during anti-government protests in 2018. Navid Afkari was executed in a Shiraz prison, a very sad news, the IOC is shocked, he added.
Navid Afkari was executed in a Shiraz prison
The president, Thomas Bach, informs the IOC, had made direct personal appeals to the Supreme Leader and the Iranian president and asked for mercy for Afkari, in respect of Iran's sovereignty.
Meanwhile, some days ago we told you how Conor McGregor was arrested in Corsica on suspicion of attempted violence. After 48 hours the man was released. According to the French agency AFP: "Following a complaint filed on September 10th in which facts were denounced that could be qualified as attempted violence indecent acts, Conor Anthony McGregor was interrogated by the Gendarmerie and is now under custody of the police," writes the prosecutor in a concise statement sent to the AFP.
Shortly after confirmation of the arrest McGregor returned to freedom. McGregor was in Corsica to take part in a charity trip across the Mediterranean. There are other details on the charges against him. The MMA champion in 2019 had been investigated on a rape charge.
He was reported by a woman from Dublin and the alleged crime would have taken place in a hotel in the Irish capital. Nothing is known about the outcome of the investigation due to the restrictive privacy regulations in force in Ireland.
And also because it is possible that the proceeding was closed with monetary agreements in civil court. The athlete's spokesperson said McGregor vigorously denies any allegations against him. McGregor's attorney said he was released before the legal term of pre-trial detention and without any judicial review following a complaint filed against him.
This is because the Irishman, in addition to being certainly the most famous of fighters, is also the richest. Its heritage is described as amazing. McGregor was in Corsica to take part in a charity trip across the Mediterranean, a 180-kilometer voyage that he was to undertake with the Princess of Monaco, Charlene, to raise awareness of the dangers of the sea and the safety measures to be taken when you venture into the water.
Obviously Conor was forced to give up the event. McGregor was the protagonist of an incredible match against champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, won by the American: a truly incredible media show.