Ghoncheh Ghavami’s incarceration has angered Iranian women who say they are still waiting for the greater freedom promised by Hassan Rouhani when he was elected president last year.
Ghavami, 25, was arrested on 20 June outside Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, where she was taking part in a demonstration demanding that women be allowed inside to watch Iran playing Italy in an international league match.
Iranian women in the Islamic Republic are banned from watching certain male sports events such as football and volleyball.
Ghavami was released soon after, but then re-arrested days later when she was called back to reclaim items that had been confiscated when she was first detained.
The human rights group Amnesty International says she has been held at the Evin prison, which has a reputation for brutality, and has spent time in solitary confinement.
Kalame said she had been on hunger strike for five days.
“Ghoncheh Ghavami has gone on hunger strike following her arrest for trying to see a men’s volleyball match”
Britain has expressed dismay at her detention, which came just before the arrest in July of Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American reporter for the Washington Post, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who had worked as a correspondent for the Emirati English-language daily the National. They are being held without charge. Iran does not recognise dual citizenship and treats dual nationals as Iranians.
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