JOE BIDEN’S NEGOTIATING PARTNERS: Iranian footballer sentenced to execution for ‘campaigning for women’s rights.’

Amir Nasr-Azadani, who once played for the national under-16s team, was arrested in September for allegedly taking part in an “armed riot” in Isfahan in which three members of the security forces were killed.

The 26-year-old defender with Iranjavan Bushehr FC was charged with “rebellion, membership in illegal gangs, collusion to undermine security and therefore assisting in moharabeh”.

The charge of moharabeh, meaning “waging war against God”, carries the death penalty in Iran.

The Mahsa Amini protests have been going strong for three months now, and show little sign of slowing down despite Tehran’s increasingly harsh measures.