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After Blue Girl Passes, Activists Call On FIFA To Hold Iran Responsible

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Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iranian women have been barred from entering soccer stadiums. One woman, Sahar Khodayari, wanted nothing more than to attend a soccer game at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

In March 2019, Khodayari successfully entered Azadi Stadium. Once inside, however, she was arrested and put in jail for three days.

According to the BBC, after six months of awaiting her trial, Khodayari appeared in court to find the judge had a family emergency and would not be in attendance. The BBC reports that when Khodayari returned to the courthouse to retrieve her cellphone, she heard that if she were convicted, she would face a minimum sentence of six months or a maximum sentence of two years.

On Sept. 2, Khodayari set herself on fire in........

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