Iranian woman dies after setting herself on fire in protest at her arrest for entering a football stadium

An Iranian female football fan, who was detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a football stadium, died on Sunday 8th September, a week after setting herself on fire.

Sahar Khodayari self-immolated in front of a court in Tehran after she found out she could face a two-year sentence for attempting to enter the Azadi Stadium to watch her team play.

Khodayari was rushed to a local hospital with severe burns on 90 percent of her body and damage to her lungs. She was confirmed dead on Monday night.

The 29-year-old was arrested in March while attempting to enter the iconic stadium named Azadi (Freedom in Farsi) to watch Esteghlal FC face UAE's Al Ain in an AFC Champions League match.

Source : BBC News