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Woman Banned from Stadiums in Iran Attempts Suicide

Expand Iran's supporters shout during the FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship first round match between Iran and Italy in Milan September 27, 2010.  © 2010 Reuters In March, Sahar was arrested by police trying to enter the main stadium in Teheran to watch a football match. Today, the 29-year-old lies in a hospital bed in critical condition, with life-threatening burns from a suicide attempt outside the courthouse where she faced charges for “improperly wearing hijab.”  Since 1981, Iran has banned female spectators from football and other stadiums. As a consequence, some women dress as…

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