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Iran: Women Detained, Accused of Flouting Stadium Ban

Expand Supporters of Iran watch the Morocco vs Iran match in a fan zone in Moscow, Russa, on June 15, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (New York) – The Iranian government should release women detained because they are alleged to have dressed as men to circumvent a ban on women attending football matches, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the women reportedly detained on August 13, 2019 are Zahra Khoshnavaz, a prominent advocate for ending the ban on women and girls attending public sporting events, and Forough Alaei, a leading photojournalist. Iran bans female spectators from football and other stadiums.…

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