Iran’s ‘blue girl’ dies in hospital after setting herself on fire

Sahar had attempted to attend a football match – which is banned in her home country – and set herself alight after learning she could go to prison
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An Iranian female football fan nicknamed ‘blue girl’ has died in hospital a week after setting herself on fire.

She had attempted to enter a football stadium disguised as a man because women are often prohibited from attending games.

However, she was arrested on the charge of ‘improperly wearing hijab’ and jailed for three days before being released on bail.

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