Iranian theocracy trying to outdo Saudi theocracy on the insanity scale: Woman jailed for trying to


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
A British-Iranian woman who tried to enter a stadium in Tehran where Irans national volleyball men's team was playing against Italy has been imprisoned for more than two months, the UK's independent newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami was arrested along with several other women on June 20 at Azadi Stadium which ironically means 'freedom.'

She was reportedly released in custody, but when she went to collect her belongings days later she was rearrested and transferred to the notorious Ervin prison, where political prisoners are often detained and some even tortured.

Amnesty International said Ghavami has been held in Tehrans Evin Prison since 30 June, largely in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer. She is a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for taking part in a peaceful protest against the ban on women attending Volleyball World League matches in Tehrans Azadi Stadium.

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian women are banned from attending men's sporting events.
Ghavami's brother, 28-year-old Iman Ghavami, told ITV News: '[The family] can barely hold themselves together.

'They are torn apart not just my parents but my grandparents, my uncles, everybody.'
Ghavami studied in London and is a lawyer.
Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam, Iran's head of police, was quoted by the Fars news agency: 'In the current conditions, the mixing of men and women in stadiums is not in the public interest, according to the Independent.

The stance taken by religious scholars and the supreme leader remains unchanged, and as the enforcer of law, we cannot allow women to enter stadiums, he said.
A Facebook campaign for her release has gained more than 9,000 likes.



Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I dont think its an authentic news , if it is then Stupidity at its highest.

This news is authentic.

That is why I am against Mullahism and extremism of every kind.

Although Mullahs in Iran is the best educated Mullah in the world, but still there are extremist pockets and some extremist laws in Iran, which should be abandoned at every cost.

Firstly, an State has no right to enter into the private life of people.

Secondly, why Mullahs hate "Tableegh"? If they want to see true Islamic Society, then they should call the people towards the path of Allah with good manners. But no, Mullahs want to bring people towards the path with Power and Sword.

This act of Iranian Mullahs is so humiliating.

monh zorr

Minister (2k+ posts)
اگرچہ بے حجانانہ اختلاط روکنا ایک اچھا عمل ہے،مگر اس ارتقائی دنیا میں اس سے بچنے کا کوئی بہتر حل نکالنا چاہئے