ICHR strongly opposes the discriminatory laws of Iranian government, and demands that the authorities take firm imminent action to abolish these discriminatory laws.
I wish the men would join the protests against discriminatory practices of the Iranian government. If one day I’m a mother and my son becomes a soccer player I wanna be able to see him play.” Said Fatemeh
Fatemeh was arrested during watching her favourite team (Persepolis) playing, she had spend large amount of money to make herself look like a man all so she can make her dream come true.
But unfortunately she was spotted by the authorities and they arrested her immediately, and she was taken to detention centre to get photographed, with during this time she was treated badly and degraded her verbally.
Then she was transferred to police station, which she was interrogated by an female officer, but after her parent’s arrival she was released in their custody with a promise to come to court next morning.
The court gave her a written notice that she is not allowed to enter any soccer stadiums, in any form not even looking like a man.
This is clearly another violation of rights by the government of Iran, when their discriminatory laws forces a female soccer fan to dress as a man in order to watch her favourite team play and cheer for them.
“Government of Iran must take serious action to end all human violations in Iran and level their laws in with international human rights laws. Also all parties whom have committed these human right violations must be held accountable.” Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.
Arresting Fatemeh in first half of the game was a huge shader to her dreams coming true, the country is being destroyed by the flood and people are in need immediate help. Instead of helping people the government is attacking the Iranian women in every angle by discriminating their rights.
ICHR strongly opposes the discriminatory laws of Iranian government, and demands that the authorities take firm imminent action to abolish these discriminatory laws. “You should be looking after the well-being of Iranian people, not persecute them at every chance you get.” Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.