Activist For Women’s Rights In Iran Asked Not To Hold Sign At Olympics

An activist says she will continue to bring a banner calling for gender equality in Iran to Olympic events despite being asked to abandon the sign.

Iranian-born Darya Safai was questioned by security officials when she came to an Iranian men’s volleyball match at a Rio de Janeiro arena on August 13 with a sign that read “Let Iranian women enter their stadiums.”

Political statements are banned at the Games by the International Olympic Committee.