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I was beaten unconscious by Iranian government henchmen for listening to music – Fifa must kick my country out World Cup

AN IRANIAN schoolgirl beaten unconscious by government henchmen for listening to music has urged Fifa to kick her country out of the World Cup.

Mahnaz, 17, was walking home with two friends when the brutes from the Basij morals militia began interrogating them.

Fifa has been urged to kick Iran out of the World Cup after a teen girl was beaten by government henchmen
Iranian Mahsa Amini, 22, died in custody following her arrest for not wearing her hijab correctly

When Mahnaz — whose true ID we are concealing — questioned why they were stopped, one responded by punching her in the head, knocking her out.

She has written about her ordeal for — and wants Fifa to act ahead of Iran’s cup opener against England in less than three weeks.

Mahnaz said: “Ever since it happened I jump up in horror when someone rings our doorbell.

“I am convinced that every siren I hear on the streets is meant for me or my family. This is normal life in Iran now but I don’t think the rest of the world realises how bad it has become.

“Hopefully, the attention of the World Cup will change that.

“People love football here and have a huge pride in the national team.

“But the protests have changed everything. People now feel the team represents not the nation of Iran but the regime and all of its aggression.”

Mahnaz also demanded action over Iran’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The country has supplied kamikaze drones and deployed experts.

She said: “How can Fifa support that?”

At least 270 people have been killed and 14,000 arrested in the Iranian regime’s crackdown on protests.

The uprising began when student Mahsa Amini, 22, died in custody following her arrest for not wearing her hijab correctly.

Fifa declined to comment.

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