Sahar Khodayari, 29, confronted prices of “showing in public with no hijab” when she tried to enter the stadium “dressed as a person” in March, in response to Amnesty.
Khodayari appeared in a Tehran court docket final week, when the case was adjourned. She then poured gasoline on herself and lit herself on hearth. She died on Monday September 9.
Iran’s ban on ladies attending sports activities stadiums was put in place shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
She has since been dubbed the “Blue Lady” on social media, after the colours of her favourite Iranian soccer crew, Esteghlal.
In a press release, FIFA stated: “We’re conscious of that tragedy and deeply remorse it. FIFA convey our condolences to the household and pals of Sahar and reiterate our calls on the Iranian authorities to make sure the liberty and security of any ladies engaged on this reliable battle to finish the stadium ban for ladies in Iran.”
CNN couldn’t attain the Iranian authorities for a remark.
As response to her dying grew on-line, Italian membership AS Roma tweeted its assist for Khodayari.
“#ASRoma is yellow & crimson however at the moment our coronary heart bleeds blue for Sahar Khodayari,” it tweeted.
“The gorgeous sport is supposed to unite us, not divide us — that is why we arrange @ASRoma_Persian final 12 months. Now it is time for everybody in Iran to be allowed to take pleasure in soccer matches collectively. RIP #BlueGirl.”
CNN’s John Sinnott and James Masters contributed to this report.