Women's Rights & Movements in IranWomen ejected by force from Iran stadium

Women ejected by force from Iran stadium

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 06 – Iranian security officers forcefully removed several hundred women spectators from an indoor stadium as they were watching athletes performing in the 2006 Gymnastics World Cup tournament being held in Tehran, eye-witnesses reported. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Mar. 06 – Iranian security officers forcefully removed several hundred women spectators from an indoor stadium as they were watching athletes performing in the 2006 Gymnastics World Cup tournament being held in Tehran, eye-witnesses reported.

The action took place on the opening day of the tournaments as fans gathered in Tehran’s 12,000-seater Azadi indoor stadium to watch the international gymnasts compete.

Little more than 10 minutes after the start of the games, intelligence officials from the government’s sports institution entered the stalls of the arena and demanded that all women exit the facility.

Among those asked to leave were several female translators for the international teams that were competing on the day.

As the roughly 250 women were being led out, a number began to protest loudly and chanted slogans against gender inequality in the Islamic Republic.

Some international athletes took photos of the women being forced out.

On Wednesday, Iran’s State Security Forces attacked female football fans in Tehran after they held a defiant protest against the government decision to ban women from football stadiums.

Dozens of young women, who had bought tickets and hoped to cheer on their national team, were all banned from entering Tehran’s 100,000-seater open-air Azadi Stadium.

After being refused entry into the stands, the women organised a demonstration outside the stadium and quickly brought to the scene banners which read, “Azadi Stadium: 100,000 men-only arena” and “We also want to cheer on our national team”.

The ban on women watching male athletes performing in stadiums has been in force for years, but a few dozen women have challenged it in recent months. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hard-line government recently decided to enforce the ban more stringently.

Latest news

Children Fall Victim to Iran’s Middle Age Law

In the first half of this year, 791 babies were born in Iran to mothers who are themselves children...

Iran’s Government Unable To Compensate Investment Backwardness Even in Two Decades

What has been reported by the Iranian government’s statistical institutions speaks about the government’s failure to attract foreign countries...

Eradication of Poverty in Iran Has Become Impossible

In recent years, the growing inflation in the country has led to the spread of poverty in Iran, so...

Iranian Regime Unprepared and Unable To Deal With Aftermath of Major Earthquakes in Iran

As the world acknowledged the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction on October 13, while other countries have been...

Iran’s Official to People: Our Properties Are Not Your Business

Corruption in Iran is institutional. One of the main aspects of this issue is the transparency over the sale...

Protests in Iran and Abroad for Raisi To Be Held Accountable for His Crimes

Ahead of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference next month, the spokesperson for the Iranian regime’s Foreign Ministry...

Must read

US court fines Iran $813 mn for 1983 Lebanon attack

AFP: A US federal judge has ordered Iran to...

Iraqi troops detain Shiite militia leader working for Iran – U.S.

Iran Focus: London, Nov. 25 - Iraqi forces have...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you