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Iranian athlete’s family home demolished by officials, media outlet says

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2022
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Rhea Kang/International Federation of Sport Climbing/AFP

The family home of Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been demolished, according to the pro-reform news outlet IranWire, after she rose to international prominence this fall for competing with her head uncovered.

Rekabi competed without her hijab in South Korea in October, just as anti-regime protests swept Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the morality police for allegedly not wearing her hijab properly.

Some Iranian demonstrators saw Rekabi as a symbol of the national uprising calling for greater freedoms for women. However,...

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