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Iranian terrorist wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Iranian human rights organization United for Navid slammed the International Olympics Committee after they posted a tweet praising Foroughi for his win at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Javad Foroughi won Iran's first medal for the men's 10-meter air pistol event last Saturday, which made some curious about how he had been practicing, after it was revealed that he is a member of a terrorist organization. It is the only medal the country has won so far.

This was the 41-year-old's first appearance at the Olympics, and somehow being part of a terrorist organization did not disqualify him from competing. Foroughi is a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which was labeled a terrorist organization by the US in 2019.

Iranian human rights organization United for Navid slammed the International Olympics Committee after they posted a tweet praising Foroughi for his win at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Olympics congratulated Foroughi on Twitter to its more than six million followers with a picture of the terrorist which said, "Golden debut! First place medal. Javad Foroughi wins gold in the air pistol men's final, breaking the Olympic Record on his first Olympic appearance. Well done! @ISSF_Shooting #Shooting."

The organization said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post, that they consider the "…awarding of an Olympic Gold Medal to Iran marksman Javad Foroughi not only a catastrophe for Iranian sports but also for the international community, and especially the reputation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 41-year old Foroughi is a current and longtime member of a terrorist organization [IRGC]."

United for Navid was named after Greco-Roman wrestling champion Navid Afkari who was imprisoned, tortured and executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran for his participation against the regime in 2018.

United for Navid said the IRGC "...has a history of violence and killing not only of Iranian people and protesters there, but also innocent people in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The IRGC is a designated foreign terrorist organization by the United States."

Iran's regime is a state sponsor of terror around the world. The regime has assisted Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in his war against his own citizens, which has caused the deaths of more than 500,000 people.

United For Navid wrote "...to the IOC earlier this year and warned them about the possible presence of the military and even politicians serving as athletic representatives of Iran. Officials of the IOC never took any action. Awarding an Olympic gold medal to a member of a terrorist organization is an insult to other athletes and a black mark on the IOC. United for Navid calls for an immediate investigation by the IOC, and until an investigation is completed the suspension of any medal award."

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