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Tehran Court Jails Iranian-British Woman Over Volleyball Match Protest

An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested on June 20 outside the city's Azadi Stadium, where she and others were demanding that women be allowed in to watch a volleyball match between Iran and Italy. She was charged by a Tehran court with activities and propaganda against the...

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