Demands for FIFA to take action against Iran in light of stadium ban tragedy

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An Iranian woman has died after setting herself alight in front of a Tehran courthouse in protest of Iran’s stadium ban.

Sahar Khodayari was arrested in March for trying to enter an Iran football stadium: a place where women are barred from entering.

Ms Khodayari was expected to face a 6-month sentence, despite the ban not being written into law.

Her death has spurred human rights groups to demand FIFA take action against the Iranian Football Federation.

 

 

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