ALMATY (Reuters) – For the second day in a row, Iranian chess gamers entered a global event in Kazakhstan with out a hijab, in response to a Reuters journalist in attendance.
Reuters witnesses on the FIDE World Speedy and Blitz Chess Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan noticed Sarah Kadem compete with out a head scarf.
Iran has held demonstrations towards the nation’s clerical leaders since mid-September when Martha Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish girl, died in custody of ethical police detained for “improper clothes” .
A legislation mandating the sporting of the obligatory hijab has sparked protests, with a string of sportswomen competing overseas showing in public with out headscarves.
Born in 1997, Kadem, often known as Sarasadat Kademarshalier, is ranked 804th on the planet in response to the Worldwide Chess Federation web site. The December 25-30 occasion web site listed her as a participant in each Speedy and Blitz competitions.
Iranian information retailers Habalvarzesi and Etemad stated in a report on Monday that Kadem had competed on the championships in Almaty with out a hijab.
Reported by Reuters.Edited by Mark Porter
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