World Cup show of protest solidarity by Iran’s football team comes amid warnings of surge in capital punishment

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By bne IntelIiNews For Iran’s anti-regime protesters, November 21 was a day when they could take pride in the Iranian football team’s silent show of solidarity as the players declined to sing the national anthem prior to their opening match at the Fifa World Cup finals, but it was also a day that brought chilling warnings that the Islamic Republic’s clerical leaders are seeking to quell the unrest with an intimidating use of death sentences. Iran’s players stood solemn and silent before the match with England at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar, while thousands of Iranian fans shoute…

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