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Iran Focus

London, 8 Sep - On Wednesday, a day after female lawmakers were permitted to attend the World Cup qualifier against Syria, the website of Iran's main stadium was hacked. This came with a demand that women be allowed to watch football matches.

During Tehran's Azadi stadium last-minute equaliser by the visiting team, at least two female lawmakers were present. This is believed to be the first time Iranian women were allowed to watch a men's match since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

ISNA news agency reported on the next day that the stadium website had been hacked, and a banner appeared for several hours across the front page, saying, “Let Iranian women enter their stadiums”.

Iran Focus

London, 5 Sep - Iran blamed a "technical glitch" for allowing female football fans to buy tickets to watch the men's national team play Syria.

It seemed like the Regime’s sexist ban on women attending football matches when men are playing had been lifted, on Saturday, when the option appeared for women's tickets for Iran’s World Cup qualifier against Syria.

Iran Focus

London, 30 Jun -  Iran has been ranked among the worst offenders for human trafficking according to the latest report by the US State Department.

The Trafficking in Person report, dated Tuesday, June 27, criticised the Regime for not even making the most minimal efforts to stop human trafficking and giving the traffickers a free pass.

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London, 5 Jul - In many movements for social change or social justice, women are there doing a lot of the grunt work and getting none of the praise.

Thankfully, this is not the case in the Iranian Resistance’s struggle for freedom. Dedicated to gender equality and with a female President at the helm of the movement, the Resistance makes it clear that women are not only an integral part of the movement, they’re also highly visible within the movement.

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London, 20 Jun - The coordination council of the Iranian Ansar-e Hezbollah has threatened to use the "fire at will” law against women entering sporting arenas.

Hossein Allah-Karam, head of the coordination council of Ansar-e Hezbollah, wrote on Instagram: "This organisation has complaints about the Ministry of Sports and Youths which has illegally and unlawfully dragged hundreds of women and girls as spectators to the recent volleyball games of men.

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