Published On: Tue, Oct 18th, 2022
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Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi sent home, fate uncertain after competing without hijab

Rekabi climber

An Iranian female competitive climber left South Korea on Tuesday after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation’s mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied.

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