Iran bars women with valid tickets entry to a volleyball match

Tehran: Iranian authorities denied women ticket holders entry to volleyball match between Iran and the United States despite their having the necessary permission, the sport’s association said.

The Iranian Volleyball Federation had provided special accreditation to 200 women handpicked to attend the men’s Volleyball World League match in Tehran.

“The tickets were reserved for family members of players, supporters of the visiting team and executive officials,” said Reza Hassanikhou, head of security.

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