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In Iran, woman won’t be charged for going to volleyball game

Charges have been dropped against Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for attending a men’s volleyball game last June. Ghavami was detained outside Tehran’s Azadi stadium for staging a protest demanding to be allowed inside the grounds to watch the game. Although the practice is not illegal in Iran, women have long time been prevented from attending men’s sporting events. Ghavami no longer faces charges of “propaganda activities against the regime” and “contacts with opposition forces,” but a two-year ban on her leaving Iran remains in place. Ghavani’s case has been taken up by activists all over the world, though she has yet to speak to the media following her release.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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