Thursday, October 06, 2016

The 22-year-old chess star boycotting Iran World Championships over hijab By Amelia Butterly, BBC

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From the article:

Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, a 22-year-old champion 
chess player, is boycotting next year's 
World Chess Championship competition in Iran.
"I think it's unacceptable to host
a women's World Championship
in a place where women do not
have basic fundamental rights and
are treated as second-class citizens," she says.
In Iran women are legally required 
to wear a hijab or headscarf.
Nazi says she will not wear
the hijab and "support oppression".