Olympics Begin In
:
Days
:
Hours
:
Mins
 
Secs
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Chess

Iranian chess player to flee to Spain after competing in World C'ships without hijab

Sara Khadem is reportedly planning to flee to Spain after photographs of her playing without a hijab at the recently concluded 2022 World Rapid and Blitz Championships surfaced.

Iranian chess player to flee to Spain after competing in World Cships without hijab
X

Sara Khadem (Source: Reuters)

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 30 Dec 2022 2:22 PM GMT

Iranian chess player Sara Khadem is reportedly planning to flee to Spain after photographs of her playing without a hijab at the recently concluded 2022 World Rapid and Blitz Championships surfaced online.

As per a report in Spanish newspaper El Pais, Khadem is unwilling to return to Iran over the fear of retaliation over the violation of the headscarf rule by the Iranian government.

Reports further state that Khadem and her husband Ardeshir Ahmedi, who is a film director by profession, already own a home in the European country. It is, however, unclear if they have obtained Spanish residency or would be seeking asylum.


Sara Khadem meanwhile finished with 10 points in 17 rounds at the Women's World Blitz Championships on Friday. She had earlier finished 29th with 6 points in 13 rounds in the Women's World Rapid Championships.

Next Story