British woman jailed in Iran for trying to watch men’s volleyball

In a place like Iran, if you are a woman, then you better avoid going to the stadium to watch men’s volleyball matches.

Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British national who went to the Azadi Stadium in Tehran to watch men's volleyball match has been jailed for two months now

Ms Ghavami is a law student in London. Amnesty International UK says that she has been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison since 30th June, largely in solitary confinement without access to her lawyer. “She is a prisoner of conscience,” says Amnesty International UK.

A Facebook group campaigning for Ms Ghavami’s release has been created. The hashtag #FreeGhonchehGhavami is appended to Twitter posts about Ms Ghavami’s plight.

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