Fire bomb hits Iranian court where wrestler was sentenced to death

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In apparent retaliation for the execution of the reportedly innocent Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari, assailants on Sunday fire bombed the entrance of the revolutionary court in the city of Shiraz that sentenced him to death.

Video footage of the reported explosion was posted on social media on Sunday.

The Iranian regime-controlled news outlet IRNA confirmed the attack on Sunday.  “According to a report received by IRNA on Monday, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz announced the firing of incendiary materials in front of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz. The complex is in good health and no damage has been done to the courthouse,” IRNA reported.

The news outlet added that an “investigation was launched to identify the person or persons” involved in the case, and that “It is worth mentioning that after the incident, the images that were prepared for the consumption of dissident media were spread in cyberspace, and identifying and dealing with the agents who prepared and published these images is also on the agenda of the police.”

Various Twitter accounts showed the front of a building ablaze. Commentators wrote that defiant youths or locals set the entrance on fire to protest Afkari’s execution. The Jerusalem Post could not independently confirm the video footage nor the people behind the attack of the court entrance. 

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