Iran: Persepolis coach among 8 summoned for protest comments

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The coach of one of Iran’s best-known football teams is among eight celebrities and politicians interrogated for their comments about protests which have shaken the country, the judiciary has said. Yahya Golmohammadi, coach of Persepolis FC, was questioned along with two former reformist members of parliament, Mahmoud Sadeghi and Parvaneh Salahshouri, about “the publication of non-documented or offensive content”, the judiciary’s Mizan Online website said late on Saturday. Golmohammadi has strongly criticised players of Iran’s national team for not “bringing the voice of oppressed people to th…

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