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Iranian soccer players are seen in the United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2019. Photojournalist Forough Alaei was recently detained for 5 days over her coverage of women's access to soccer stadiums in Iran. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)

Iranian photojournalist Forough Alaei detained for 5 days over soccer stadium coverage

On August 12, 2019, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested freelance photojournalist Forough Alaei and five women’s rights activists, accusing them of attempting to illegally enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, according to a report by the BBC’s Persian service. The six were released on bail on August 17, according to Iranian press freedom…

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