Many of the Iranian regime’s followers, who surrounded the female fans with national flags and recorded them on their phones, showed obvious signs of distress.
An Iran fan holds a shirt with the name of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old died days after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Iran’s morality police in September for allegedly not adhering to the nation’s dress code for women. pic.twitter.com/CuEAtc8BJj
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One woman, Maryam, 35, started crying as yelling men blew horns all around her and closely videotaped her face. Maryam, like other Iranian fans, had chosen to withhold her last name due to fears of government retaliation. “Woman Life Freedom” was painted across her face.
Iran fans with a message before their World Cup opener: pic.twitter.com/icJ8E250wN
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