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Iran: Stadium Seating Cap Endangers Women

Expand Female Iranian spectators cheer as they wave their country's flag during a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, at the Azadi (Freedom) stadium, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.  © AP Photo/Vahid Salemi (New York) – Iran’s plan to cap the number of women who can attend a football World Cup qualifier match in Tehran is discriminatory, deceptive, and dangerous, Human Rights Watch said today.   Tickets to the historic match between Iran and Cambodia on October 10 – the first in 40 years where women could legally buy tickets – went on sale Thursday, October 3. The Iranian…

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