The ruling was reportedly made on Monday, January 9, 2023, after his alleged involvement in the murders of three Basij officers, paramilitary volunteers affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, and two other crimes committed during ongoing anti-government protests that have rocked to the Persian nation. from mid-September 2022.

As reported by the judicial agency Mizan via AS, another three people involved in the murder of the three Basij agents in the city of Isfahan in mid-November have been sentenced to death and another to two years in prison, according to a report by the Director. from the NGO Iran Human Rights, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam.

Reports from December 2022 had previously suggested that Amir Nasr-Azdani would face the death penalty, but the decision has now been reversed after his case went viral last year, sparking a raft of criticism around the world. , among which came from international footballers. ‘ Union [FIFPRO] as well as international media.

The Iranian international has now been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of the three Basij officers, five for assembly and collusion to commit a crime, and five more for being a member of illegal groups with the intention of disturbing public safety. .

However, according to an AS report, he will serve the sentences concurrently, which means that, in principle, he will spend 16 years in prison.

In the same trial, Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi Sheikh Shabani and Saeed Yaqoubi were reportedly sentenced to death for “moharebe”, which roughly translates to “making war against God”, after the murder of Basij officers in Isfahan. and join 11 other people, as it stands, who will face the death penalty.

Nasr-Azadani has played for various clubs in Iran between 2016 and 2018, most notably Tractor Sazi.