Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Ultra-conservatives in the northeast Iranian city of Mashhad have called on authorities to execute a paralympian bodybuilder who was arrested over an alleged social media post which criticised current coronavirus restrictions that require gyms to close but allow religious shrines to remain open.Hardliners gathered in the Imam Reza shrine chanting slogans demanding capital punishment for those who “slandered” the Imams of Shia Islam.Some cried out “death to Macron’s stooge” in reference to wheelchair-bound Reza Tabrizi, who remains in custody.Religious police, flanked by crowds of angry Basij-a…

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