Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari despite global appeals, including from Trump

Source: Fox News - View Original Article
Published: Sep 14, 2020
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Bias Rating:

80% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 80% Liberal:

  • 1 positive sentiment and 6 negative sentiments for Iran.
  • 1 negative sentiment for European Union


Policies:

United Nations
European Union
Israel
Iran

Sentiments

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56% "Hearing that Iran is looking to execute a great and popular wrestling star, 27-year-old Navid Afkarai, whose sole act was an anti-government demonstration on ..."
-51% "The Iranian regime on Saturday executed a wrestling champion despite global appeals to Tehran, including from President Trump, for the regime to spare the ..."
-53% "The people of Iran, especially the courageous youth, will not remain silent vis-à-vis the savage execution of this brave son of Shiraz and will ..."
-55% "In response to Trump's tweet, Iran had responded with a state TV package of footage that included the employee Hassan Torkaman's parents and footage ..."
-58% "IRAN FUMES, WARNS OF 'DANGEROUS FUTURE' FOR UAE OVER HISTORIC US-BROKERED DEAL WITH ISRAEL""
-66% "APP Rajavi also called on the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations to take action against Iran in response to the killing.""


*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

56% : "Hearing that Iran is looking to execute a great and popular wrestling star, 27-year-old Navid Afkarai, whose sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets," Trump tweeted.
49% : The Iranian regime on Saturday executed a wrestling champion despite global appeals to Tehran, including from President Trump, for the regime to spare the 27-year-old's life.
47% : Iran had broadcast Afkari's confession last week, resembling a number of coerced confessions extracted from regime opponents over the last decade.
47% : "The people of Iran, especially the courageous youth, will not remain silent vis-à-vis the savage execution of this brave son of Shiraz and will rise up in solidarity with the heroic people of Fars Province over his unjust execution," Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said in a statement, adding that the execution "will only add fuel to the flames of the Iranian people's uprising and will strengthen their determination to overthrow the clerical regime and to establish freedom and democracy.
45% : 27-YEAR-OLD CHAMPION WRESTLER Afkari had participated in the mass protests against political repression in Iran last year, and it is believed the regime wanted to make an example of him because of his high profile in the country.
45% : "To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man's life, and not execute him."
45% : In response to Trump's tweet, Iran had responded with a state TV package of footage that included the employee Hassan Torkaman's parents and footage of Afkari saying he had stabbed the man in the back.
42% : IRAN FUMES, WARNS OF 'DANGEROUS FUTURE' FOR UAE OVER HISTORIC US-BROKERED DEAL WITH ISRAEL
34% : APP Rajavi also called on the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations to take action against Iran in response to the killing.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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