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There have been calls to exclude Iran from the Paris Olympics



The wish: to ban Iranian athletes from competing in disciplines that are prohibited for women

The group, including former world boxing champion Mahjar Monshipour and Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, called on the International Olympic Committee to ban Iran from the Paris Summer Olympics.

In a letter sent to Mok at the end of July, they state that Iran is violating the principle of non-discrimination in sport by failing to respect the Olympic Charter, which states that “engagement in sports is a human right”is a lawyer Frederic Thiriez said at a press conference.

Thiriez said the charter also states that it must not be “no discrimination, in particular on the grounds of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other belief, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Thiriez said they plan to take Iran to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. Proponents of Iran’s exclusion from the Olympic family draw parallels with the exclusion of South Africa in 1970. He added that Moko had already replied that “they are closely monitoring the situation in Iran”.

At the very least, the group would like to see Iranian athletes banned from next year’s Olympic Games in disciplines banned for women, such as wrestling, boxing, swimming, sailing. “We dream of a normal practice of our sport,” the former wrestler said via video conference Shirin Shirzad, which has currently found refuge from persecution in the Netherlands. In Iran, women practice “in apartments or basements”said Monshipur.

Last month, two unions in Paris filed a lawsuit against Gafor Kargarithe president of Iran’s 2024 National Paralympic Committee, who was visiting France at the time, and accused him of torture and crimes against humanity.

The death of a young Iranian Kurdish woman Mahse Amini In September 2022, after being arrested by morality police for failing to comply with strict Islamic dress codes, she sparked months of demonstrations that were quelled by bloodshed and arrests, AFP reported.

Source: Rtvslo

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