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Iranian fans deployed a banner that requires Iranian authorities to admit women to sports events

A poster in support of Iranian women was shown in the stands during a match between the teams of Morocco and Iran in St. Petersburg

Iranian football fans made a political gesture in the World Cup soccer match against Morocco on Friday, deploying a banner protesting the ban on women to attend football matches in Iran.

Another poster from the match Iran – Morocco
Iranian women were banned from attending sports events in which only men participate after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Tehran made a small exception in 2015, when he allowed some women to watch volleyball.

The decision was made after British-Iranian student Ghoncheh Ghavami was detained when she tried to get to the men’s volleyball match, which took place at Tehran’s Azadi stadium. She spent more than 100 days in prison, most of the time – in solitary confinement.

Football 4 All #NoBan4Women #IranianGirls

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