Iranian women jailed over a football game

Eight young women were arrested following a football game between two popular teams for entering the stadium to watch the game alongside men.

Iranian women are banned from entering stadiums, according to Iranian regime laws, and this came after the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran as mixed crowds enjoying games was deemed un-Islamic by the mullahs. Most clerics strongly object free mixing between men and women in public areas. Gender segregation falls under Islamic jurisprudence and insists on separation of men and boys from women and girls in social settings.

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