نامه ی دانشگاهیان و فعالین حقوق بشر به فیفا

ده ها تن از دانشگاهیان و فعالین حقوق بشر ایرانی در سراسر جهان، با نوشتن نامه ای خطاب به رئیس فیفا، مرجع بین المللی فوتبال جهان، با اشاره به مرگ سحر خدایاری از این سازمان خواسته اند جمهوری اسلامی را تحت فشار بگذارد تا به سیاست تبعیض آمیز خود در عرصه ی ورزش پایان دهد و به زنان اجازه دهد به تماشای مسابقات به استادیوم ها بروند.

پرزیدنت اینفانتینو عزیز،
ما امضاء کنندگان زیر، استادان دانشگاه، روزنامه نگاران، نویسندگان، شعرا، پزشکان، حقوق دانان، هنرمندان، و فعالین حقوق بشرِ ایرانیِ مقیم خارج از ایران، مایلیم توجه شما را به وضعیت تاسف انگیزِ زنانِ علاقمند به فوتبال در ایران جلب کنیم. همانطور که قطعا مطلع هستید، جمهوری اسلامی ایران تنها کشوری در جهان، و تنها عضوِ فیفا است که بر اساس سیاست های واپس گرای خود، زنان را از شرکت در مسابقات ورزشی مردان محروم می سازد. زنان علاقمند به فوتبال که قصد حضور در استادیوم ها را داشته باشند، تحقیر می شوند، کتک می خورند، و زندانی می شوند. همین هفته در یک مورد بسیار تراژیک، سحر خدایاری معروف به دختر آبی – اشاره به رنگ باشگاه فوتبال مورد علاقه اش – خود را آتش زد و بر اثر شدت جراحات درگذشت. به او گفته شده بود که بخاطر آنکه قبلا با لباس مردانه قصد ورود به استادیوم را داشته، به شش ماه زندان محکوم خواهد شد.

به اعتقاد ما این مسئولیت فیفا است که قاطعانه از جمهوری اسلامی بخواهد تا این سیاست آشکارا تبعیض آمیز بر علیه زنان را کنار گذارد. بند چهارم اساسنامه فدراسیون جهانی فوتبال به صراحت می گوید: «تبعیض قائل شدن به هرشکلی علیه کشوری، فردی حقیقی یا گروهی از افراد با در نظر گرفتن اصلیت نژادی، جنسی، معلولیتی، گویشی، مذهبی، سیاسی یا دلایل دیگر به‌شدت ممنوع می‌باشد و از طریق اخراج یا تعلیق قابل مجازات است.»

مشروط‌ ساختنِ شرکت ایران در مسابقات جهانی فوتبال به برطرف کردنِ موانع ورودِ زنان به استادیوم ها، تنها راهی است که جمهوری اسلامی را وادار کند که این سیاست ارتجاعی را بدور اندازد. به باور ما فیفا در موقعیتی قرار دارد که با تنها زبانی که جمهوری اسلامی می فهمد، مقامات مسئول را ناچار سازد که حق ابتدائی زنان برای تماشای مسابقاتِ مورد علاقه شان را محترم شمارد.

با احترام

Ervand Abrahamian, Professor Emeritus of History, City University of New York, USA

Reza Afshari, Professor Emeritus of History, Pace University, USA

Fereshteh Ahmadi, Professor of Sociology, University of Gavle, Sweden

Kazem Alamdari, Professor, rtd. of Sociology, California State University, USA

Sima Alavian, Teacher-Seneca College, Canada

Ziba Alavian, Pharmacist, Canada

Nasrin Almassi, Chief Editor, Shahrvand weekly, Canada

Elahe Amani, Academic Technology, California State University, USA

Shadi Amin, LGBTQ Researcher, Germany

Mostafa Azizi, Film maker, Canada

Maryam Banihashemi, activist feministe, Canada

Shahriar Bakhshi, interprete, Canada

Ali Banuazizi, Professor of Political Science, Director Islamic Civilization Prog. Boston College.

Sohrab Behdad, Professor of Economics, Denison University, USA

Cyrus Bina, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota, USA

Nader Bokaee, Teacher, Canada

Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Professor, Director, School of Public and Int.l Affairs, Virginia Tech. USA

Elahé Chokraie, activist feministe, Canada

Parvaneh Chokraie, activiste des droits humains, Canada

Sossan Coley, Scholar, USA

Mehrdad Darvishpour, Associate Professor of Social Work, Malardalen University, Sweden

Azar Dashti, MD, USA

Minoo Derayeh, Associate Professor, Equity Studies, York University, Canada

Goudarz Eghtedari, Principal Executive, Oregon DOT, USA

Hossein Youssefi Eshkevari, writer and religious researcher, Germany

Hamed Esmaeilion, Dentist, Writer, Canada

Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden

Mansour Farhang, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Bennington College, USA

Nehzat Farnoody, Clinical Psychologist, USA

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Nonviolent Initiatives for Democracy, USA

Roya Hakakian, Writer, USA

Afsaneh Hojabri, independent writer and researcher, Canada

Gholamhossein Hamadani, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Marquette University, USA

Touran Hemati, human rights activist, Germany

Ata Hoodashtian, Associate Professor of Political science and Philosophy, Canada

Saeed Honarmand, scholar, Columbia University, USA

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor, Vice-Dean, Jindal Global University, India

Hossein Jorjani, Professor Emeritus, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Mehrak Kamali, Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies, The Ohio State University, USA

Mehrangiz Kar, Human Rights Writer and lawyer, USA

Kazem Kardavani, Sociologist, former professor, Germany

Sorour Kasmai, Writer Translator, France

Pari Kazemi, Nurse, rtd. Canada

Narges Kermanshahi, human rights activist, UK

Darya Khadir, Architecte, Canada

Yalda Khadir, avocate, Canada

Amir Khadir, microbiologiste, Canada

Nasim Khaksar, writer, Netherlands

Ali Kiafar, academic, USA

Azadeh Kian, Distinguished Professor of Sociology/ Gender Studies, University of Paris, France

Linda Kidikian, MD, Canada

Ahmad Machouf . MD, Canada

Nima Machouf epidemiologiste, Canada

Anousheh Machouf, Psychologue, Canada

Keyvan Mahjoor peintre Canada

Parvin Malek, Activist, USA

Ali Akbar Mahdi, Sociologist, California State University, USA

Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University, Canada

Mansoor Moaddel, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, USA

Shaghayegh Moazazami, cartoonistei, Canada

Haideh Moghissi, Professor Emerita of Sociology, York University, Canada

Manijeh Moghisi, Social Worker, rtd. Translator, Canada

Shahrzad Mojab, Professor of Education, University of Toronto, Canada

Gazal Mojdehi, Human Rights Lawyer, Canada

Ali Mojdehi, Director of Campus Security, University of British Columbia, Canada

Poya Mojdehi, Researcher and Scholar – York University, Canada

Fereshteh Molavi, Writer, Canada

Mehdi Mozaffari, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Azam Niroomand-Rad, Professor Emeritus, Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University, USA

Babak Payami, Writer, Director, Canada

Reza Moridi, former MP and Minister, Government of Ontario, Canada

Massoud Noghrekar, MD, Writer, USA

Farhad Nomani, Professor Emeritus of Economics, American University of Paris, France

Soheil Parsa, Theatre Director, Canada

Missagh Parsa, Professor of Sociology, Dartmouth College, USA

Soheila Pashang, Professor, Humber, Canada

Saeed Rahnema, Professor rtd. Politics and Public Policy, York University, Canada

Raymond Rakhshani, Researcher, Scholar, USA

Asghar Rastegar, MD, Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Mohsen Rezvani, Activist, Canada

Mahmoud Rowghani, Writer, Canada

Shadi Sadr, Human Rights Lawyer, UK

Mohammad Safavi, labour activist, Canada

Zohreh Sullivan, Emerita Professor of English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Poopak Taati, Independent Law and Education Consultant, USA

Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani, Asst. Professor, Women Gender Studies, Univ. of Toronto, Canada

Kamran Talattof, Scholar, USA

Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of Gender and Women Studies, Californian State University, USA

Farrokh Zandi, Professor, School of Business, York University, Canada

Mandana Zandian, MD, Poet, Writer, USA

Hassan Zerehi, writer and journalist, Canada

Shodja Eddin Ziaian, Professor, Glendon College, York University, Canada

Mehdi Zolfaghari, Architect, USA

متن انگلیسی
President Gianni Vicenzo Infantino,

Federation Internationale de Football Association,

FIFA-Strasse ۲۰,

P.O. Box ۸۰۴۴, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dear President Infantino,

We the undersigned, Iranian academics, journalists, writers, poets, lawyers, physicians, artists, and human rights activists living outside Iran would like to draw your attention to the atrocious situation of female football fans in Iran. As you are surely aware, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country in the world, and the only FIFA member that based on its obscurantist policies does not allow women in the male-sporting events. Female football fans are humiliated, beaten, and jailed for wanting to watch soccer games. Just this week, in a most tragic case, a young female football fan, Sahar Khodayari, dubbed Blue Girl — a reference to her favourite football team — self-immolated and died as a result of her severe injuries. She had been told that she would be sentenced to six months in prison for disguising as a man to enter the football stadium.

We believe that it is FIFA’s responsibility to seriously demand that the Islamic Republic stop this blatant discriminatory policy against women. Article 4 of the FIFA Statutes clearly states that “Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or group of people on account of race, skin colour, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, disability, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.”

Conditioning Iran’s participation in international football tournaments, on its lifting of the ban on women’s entry into football stadiums, would be the sure way to force the Islamic government to end this reactionary policy. We strongly believe that FIFA is in a position to use the only language that the Islamic government understand and force the authorities to respect the basic rights of women to watch their favourite games where men do.

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