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8 women arrested in Iran after sneaking into soccer match dressed as men

By WITW Staff on April 18, 2017

Eight Iranian women are reportedly facing charges for having disguised themselves as men and sneaking into a soccer game between Esteghlal FC and Persepolis FC on February 12. Women are banned from watching most live male sports in Iran — according to Alireza Adeli, head of security for the Tehran municipality, “the ban is aimed at preserving [women’s] honor, because the stadium’s atmosphere, commotion, and crowds are no place for them.”

Women can be arrested for a number of seemingly banal offenses in Iran — including appearing in a picture without a hijab, recording videos of themselves singing, and even riding a bike in public.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.


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