Her brother, Masoud Shojaei, is the captain of Iran’s nationwide soccer crew.
She says the game’s world governing physique hasn’t accomplished sufficient to confront the ban, particularly within the wake of 29-year-old Sahar Khodayari’s loss of life.
Khodayari appeared in a Tehran court docket final week. When the case was adjourned, she poured gasoline over herself and set herself on hearth. She died on Monday September 9.
Iran’s Judiciary has been requested to analyze the circumstances surrounding the Khodayari’s loss of life, the nation’s semi-official Fars Information company reported Thursday.
In line with Fars, Khodayari was transferred to Tehran’s Motahhari Hospital with third-degree burns on 90% of her physique and extreme harm to her lungs.
The information company additionally stated that her father had claimed that Khodayari suffered from psychological sickness and had “stopped therapy in opposition to her physician’s repeated warnings.”
Khodayari’s father has additionally requested the general public to cease “misusing his daughter’s loss of life” and to indicate “respect” for the household, Fars reported.
Her loss of life has sparked anger each in Iran and internationally.
Activist Shojaei advised CNN that she has written eight letters to FIFA President Gianni Infantino to tell him of the present challenges confronted by feminine soccer followers in Iran.
She additionally says she delivered a letter to FIFA’s secretary normal Fatma Samoura and urged her to take motion.
“I feel FIFA is the one in charge and in the event that they enforced their very own human rights and gender discrimination guidelines, Sahar would have been alive at the moment,” she stated.
“They stated they’d ask Iran to finish this ban and to offer security for ladies however releasing a press release is one factor and implementing it … this concern is time delicate. You realize we can’t wait. Now we have been ready for 40 years and I feel that is greater than sufficient.
“Now FIFA has to take motion instantly by implementing its personal human rights guidelines.”
FIFA responded, saying it “refutes any suggestion it has been inactive within the combat for these ladies’s rights in Iran. We’re working with the Iranian Soccer Affiliation within the hope and expectation that girls can be in attendance at future video games starting with the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in October.”
Iran’s males’s nationwide crew faces Cambodia in a World Cup qualifier in Tehran on October 10 — a recreation Shojaei hopes ladies can be allowed to attend.
“I am very optimistic that by October 10 it should let ladies inside and what occurred to Sahar and the entire worldwide consideration this concern obtained, I feel the issue goes to be solved.”
Khodayari’s loss of life has sparked a world outcry.
Her favourite membership, Esteghlal, printed a press release on its web site mourning her loss of life and gamers held a second of silence in her honor on Wednesday.
“The tragic loss of life of our beloved baby, Ms. Sahar Khodayari, has triggered a lot disappointment and remorse for Esteghlal FC,” the membership stated.
“We provide condolences to you and your kinfolk, ask God for mercy and forgiveness and likewise endurance and well being for your loved ones and all soccer followers.”
A number of ladies’s soccer gamers are calling on FIFA to behave.
In an earlier assertion, FIFA stated: “We’re conscious of that tragedy and deeply remorse it. FIFA convey our condolences to the household and mates of Sahar and reiterate our calls on the Iranian authorities to make sure the liberty and security of any ladies engaged on this authentic combat to finish the stadium ban for ladies in Iran.”
CNN’s Nada Altather in Abu Dhabi contributed to this report.