“Hopefully, one day we can be together again. My hope is first of all with God and then the people outside.”
He added: “I hope they continue to support me because all these harsh sentences that were issued to me I really do not deserve. I really do not deserve. Me? 26 years? Is it possible?”
The former Tractor S.C. player was arrested in November as anti-regime protests swept the country following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman killed on September 16 after being detained for several days by the Government’s morality police for improperly wearing her hijab.
Nasr-Azadani was sentenced to 26 years in prison, though he is expected to serve 16 years before being released.
He was found guilty of “partaking in enmity against God” in relation to the killing of three security officers during demonstrations in Isfahan, central Iran, on November 16.
The charge is one increasingly handed down by the Islamic regime as it looks to crack down on widespread protests against the oppressive theocracy.
Under the regime’s interpretation of Shia law, based on the Jaafari school of Islamic jurisprudence, women are not afforded the same rights as men.
The discriminatory measures are far-reaching and range from the repugnant to the ridiculous. For example, women have no right to get married without their father’s permission if they are still a virgin.
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