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Iran’s War On Women

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“It is nothing less than a war on women” John Sargeant’s take on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (mis)treatment of its women

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An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men’s sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said.

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested on June 20 outside the city’s Azadi Stadium, where she and others were demanding that women be allowed in to watch a volleyball match between Iran and Italy. [Source]

Since the 1979 Revolution women watching sports with men has been deemed un-islamic, therefore illegal. This includes not just stadiums, but in cafés and cinemas. The recent World Cup they qualified for was no exception.

Iran also made it into the World League of Vollyball. In celebration of that, the prohibition for mixed crowds was relaxed in 2013. But then Tehran this year enforced the law – to protect women from male lewdness naturally.

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In Iran women are responsible for the…

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Written by Iram Ramzan

November 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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