Blue Girl Iran Suicide: Sahar Khodayari Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sahar Khodayari Bio

Sahar Khodayari Bio

Sahar Khodayari died at a hospital in Tehran on Monday, according to the semi-official news agency Shafaghna. She was known as the “Blue Girl” on social media after the colors of her favorite Iranian soccer team, Esteghlal.

Sahar Khodayari Age

She was 29/30 years old.

Sahar Khodayari Education

There were reports Khodayari, a computer sciences graduate, had attempted to take her life once before, while in university.

Sahar Khodayari Arrested

Sahar was arrested trying to sneak into a football match dressed as a man back in March, before setting herself alight outside this courtroom last week when she learned she could be jailed for six months.

Sahar was first arrested in March this year at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium while trying to attend a match between her favorite team Esteghlal and Al Ain, a team from the United Arab Emirates.

Sahar Khodayari Set Herself on Fire

Sahar Khodayari suffered burns to 90 percent of her body after setting light to herself outside a court in Tehran last week when she learned that she may have to go to jail for trying to attend a men’s football match back in March.

She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries in the early hours of Monday, according to local media.

Sahar Khodayari Death

She set herself on fire last week, reportedly after learning she may be imprisoned for trying to enter Tehran’s Azadi (freedom) stadium, in March, to watch an Esteghlal match. She was reportedly posing as a man and was wearing a blue hairpiece and a long overcoat when the police stopped her.

She spent three nights in jail before being released, pending the court case.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder Ali Karimi, who played 127 matches for Iran and has been a vocal advocate of ending the ban on women, urged Iranians in a tweet to boycott soccer stadiums in protest at Khodayari’s death.

The Iranian-Armenian soccer player Andranik “Ando” Teymourian, the first Christian to be the captain of Iran’s national squad and an Esteghlal player, said in a tweet that one of Tehran’s major soccer stadiums would be named after Khodayari “ in the future”.

Sahar Khodayari Charges

She was charged with ‘improperly wearing a hijab’ and insulting police, and appeared in court early last week when she learned of the potential sentence.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Sahar Khodayari, 29, was threatened with six months in jail last week for trying to sneak into a football match in Iran
  • She set herself on fire outside the court and suffered 90 percent burns to her body 
  • Sahar was rushed to hospital but died several days later from her wounds 
  • Her picture emerged as activists call for an end to ban on women attending games