Iran sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes for touching a single woman Fátima Hamami (a painter with 85% body paralysis) who gave him a painting. Islamic courts accuse him of Adultery. The sentence will be carried out if he returns to the country.
In the 28-second viral video, we see the footballer Christian Ronaldo greeting and meeting a person and a disabled woman. In the viral video, we also see that he receives his own portrait painting frames done by the disabled woman whom he appreciates and also poses for pictures with her. This clip is shared claiming that, “Iran sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes for touching a single woman Fátima Hamami (a painter with 85% body paralysis) who gave him a painting. Islamic courts accuse him of Adultery.” This same video is shared by many social media users with similar claims can be seen here and here. Come, let’s check the authenticity of this viral claim.
Hugging an unmarried girl in Iran amounts to adultery. Cristiano Ronaldo was presented a painting by Fatima Hamami an lranian unmarried girl with 85% body paralysis. Ronaldo hugged her in a gesture of compassion. Iranian lawyers have filed charges against Ronaldo and now he faces… pic.twitter.com/K8ludjK8JF
— Dr Poornima🚩🇮🇳 (@PoornimaNimo) October 13, 2023
BIG BREAKING NEWS – Iran sentences Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes on his next visit to Iran. World is shocked ⚡
Ronaldo had just touched a painter Fatima Hamami who is suffering from 85% body paralysis. Fatima had given him a gift on his visit to Iran in September.… pic.twitter.com/CxsYOysTNY
— Times Algebra (@TimesAlgebraIND) October 14, 2023
What’s the truth?
When we started our research using the relevant keywords and keyframes from the viral video, we came across the denial reports published by the Iranian Embassy in Spain.
Desmentimos rotundamente la emisión de cualquier fallo judicial contra cualquier deportista internacional en Irán. Es motivo de preocupación que la publicación de noticias tan infundadas pueda eclipsar los crímenes de lesa humanidad y los crímenes de guerra contra la oprimida… pic.twitter.com/51xw40L7Gp
— Embajada de Irán en España (@IraninSpain) October 13, 2023
According to the report of “Embajada de Irán en España” published on its X account, “We strongly deny the issuance of any court ruling against any international athlete in Iran. It is a matter of concern that the publication of such unfounded news could overshadow crimes against humanity and war crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation. It should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo traveled to Iran on September 18 and 19 to play in an official soccer match and was very well received by the people and the authorities. His sincere and humane meeting with Fatemeh Hamami was also praised and admired by both the people and the country’s sports authorities.”
This clearly proves the claim that Iran sentenced Cristiano Ronaldo to 99 lashes for touching a single woman Fátima Hamami (a painter with 85% body paralysis) who gave him a painting is completely false. The Iranian embassy in Spain has refuted the rumours regarding the punishment of the footballer Christiana Ronaldo with 99 lashes is totally baseless and untrue. They also added that his meeting with the painter Fatemeh Hamami was indeed praised and admired by both the people and the country’s sports authorities.
Therefore, we conclude with the available piece of evidence that the claims regarding the footballer Christiana Ronaldo sentenced to 99 lashes for touching the disabled woman painter Fatemeh Hamami are false and untrue.