Iranian women MPs react to VP’s recent remarks

Tehran, June 23, The Iran Project – Iran’s Parliamentary fraction of women has reacted to the recent remarks of vice president for Women and Family Affairs that scolded hardliners over volleyball ban for female fans.

Iran’s Parliamentary fraction of women reacted to Molaverdi’s recent note in Facebook in which she condemned conservative hardliners who blocked her attempts to let women watch volleyball matches.

Shahindokht Molaverdi criticized the ‘crowd of sanctimonious people who said they would spill blood if women were allowed into the stadium, suggesting such opposition came “from those who were denounced two years ago by voters, and who had crawled into their cave of oblivion for eight years”.

Molaverdi said earlier that a limited number of women would be allowed to watch Volleyball World League games in Tehran but a conservative group called on people to stage a ‘bloody protest’ to fight against women’s presence in sports stadiums.