The death of Mahsa Amini (22) continues to cause horror. The young woman was arrested for “inappropriate clothing”. Amini was then beaten to death by the vice squad. Mahsa Amini then fell into a coma and died in hospital on September 16. As a result, there were violent protests in Iran. Women, men and children fight for their freedom. But according to information from human rights organizations, at least 76 people have died so far.
But the organization “Open Stadiums” is now going one step further and has sent a letter to FIFA asking them to exclude Iran from the World Cup in Qatar. The World Championship will take place from November 20th to December 18th.
“Open Stadiums” even wrote a letter to FIFA about this. “This state not only refuses to respect fundamental rights and human dignity. He tortures and kills his own people,” says the letter. “Why should Fifa give the Iranian state and its representatives a global stage?” asked FIFA boss Gianni Infantino. For years, the organization has been demanding unhindered access for women to football stadiums.
In this letter, “Open Stadiums” calls on FIFA to exclude Iran from the World Cup. Iran would face USA, England and Wales in Group B. On November 21, the Iranian national soccer team meets England in the first group game.