Iran chess referee fears returning home over hijab row

Iran chess referee fears returning home over hijab row

An Iranian chess referee has said she is afraid to return home after a picture of her was published which appeared to show her not wearing a headscarf at the World Championships in Shanghai. Shohreh Bayat, 32, says she asked Iran’s chess federation to write a letter guaranteeing her safety on her return, but they declined. Iran’s hijab law requires women to cover their hair and dress modestly.

Clara
Clara
porcus
porcus 3 months

Then don't.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 3 months

I fully respect her decision, but it's not like she didn't know before going without a headcover.

Random Bit
Random Bit 3 months

The “people” of Iran are not the government... just ask the Dems! Visited Iran and my “western” partner was encouraged (told by driver) to wear head scarf especially at border patrols when travelling through the country side. Officers did look in and inspect whether or not all were being appropriate! The “people” = nice The Government = perhaps not!

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