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Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, a player for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr team, has been jailed by the Iranian judicial system for hugging painter Fatemeh Hamami last September to express his love and gratitude. Sentenced to 99 lashes.
According to Iranian media “Rouydad24” and “Sharq Emroz”, an Iranian judge ordered the Portuguese star to travel to Tehran with the team in September to play for Persepolis in the Asian Champions League (CR7’s game). The star made the verdict. The team won 2-0.
During that visit, the footballer presented a signed shirt and hugged and kissed Fatemeh Hamami, an artist who is 85% paralyzed, to express his gratitude for the gift of two works created with his own feet. .
Iranian media said that many Iranian lawyers have filed complaints against Ronaldo’s behavior, because according to Iranian law, touching a single woman is equivalent to adultery.
Iran may forgive Cristiano Ronaldo if he shows remorse, Iranian media said on Friday.
If you don’t do this, you will be punished with 99 lashes the next time you set foot on that country’s soil.