Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari has been laid to rest after a death sentence was carried out on Saturday, according to an activist.
Human rights activist Mehdi Mahmudian, who is also a friend of the Afkari family, tweeted that Afkari was buried amid tight security in the southern village of Sangar.
His parents were not allowed to attend the funeral.
Afkari, 27, was executed at Adel-Abad prison in the southern city of Shiraz on Saturday, head of legal authorities in Fars Province, Kasem Mousavi, told state television.
According to Iranian legal authorities, Afkari killed a security officer during a demonstration in Shiraz in 2018.
Iran said he had confessed but the athlete, his family and human rights organisations said the confession was obtained through torture. They said he was being especially targeted as a high-profile athlete who dared criticise the government.
The death sentence earlier in the week and the execution prompted an international outcry.
The International Olympic Committee said Saturday it was "shocked" by the news after its president Thomas Bach had made direct personal appeals in letters to the supreme leader and president of Iran this week and asked for mercy for Afkari.
Amnesty International named the death sentence a "horrifying travesty of justice that needs immediate international action."
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted the execution was a "vicious and cruel act" and "an outrageous assault on human dignity, even by the despicable standards of this regime."
Australian Associated Press