Investigation opened into rape of minors in a football school in Iran

Iran’s sports minister has ordered the opening of an investigation into the rape of minors at a football school in the northeast of the country, the Irna agency announced on Saturday: ” A former media manager of the Shahr Khodro football team has claimed on social media that the parents of fifteen players from this club and his school have filed a complaint against the club and its coaches for sexual assault on their children”.

FC Shahr Khordo is located in Mashhad, Iran’s main holy city and the country’s second largest city. ” Sports Minister Hamid Sadjadi ordered an investigation two weeks ago following reports of rape at a teenage football school in Mashhad”added the same source, calling for people to show “firmness” against those responsible for these events.

On Friday, Shahrara newspaper, publication of Mashhad Municipality, announced that “ families of players » of the club had gathered in front of the headquarters of the provincial football organization to ” protest against this tragedy”.

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