Iranian-British woman pardoned for Tehran volleyball protest

April 2, 2015 1:31 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - An Iranian-British woman, jailed in Tehran last year for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been pardoned, Britain's Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Ghoncheh Ghavami was arrested last June outside Tehran's Azadi Stadium where she and others were demanding that women be allowed in to watch a volleyball match between Iran and Italy.

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