The family of the Iranian rock climber who competed without a headscarf has been destroyed Page all

TEHRAN, KOMPAS.com – Family run house Elnaz Rekabi, Iranian climber who competed abroad without a hijab would be destroyed.

The 33-year-old athlete was previously accused of violating Iran’s mandatory dress code during a competition in South Korea.

However, she later said that her veil fell “accidentally”.

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BBC it was said that his apology was forced.

Opposition to compulsory headscarves for women has sparked protests across Iran. The athlete’s decision was even praised by the protesters.

However, footage showing a house with sports medals scattered across the floor started making the rounds on the internet this week.

Davood, Elnaz Rekabi’s younger brother and also a well-known athlete, can be seen crying in the video.

photo" data-photolink="http://www.kompas.com/global/image/2022/12/04/184500970/rumah-keluarga-atlet-panjat-tebing-iran-yang-bertanding-tanpa-jilbab?page=2" style=" max-width: 100% ; width:750px ">GETTY IMAGES via BBC INDONESIA Elnaz Rekabi, who did not wear a hijab when competing at the Asian Championships in October 2022, has gone viral on social media.

Anti-government activists denounced the demolition of Rekabi’s house as an act of revenge against the Iranian rock-climbing athlete, although it is unclear when the video was taken.

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Semi-governmental news agency Tasmin he confirmed that the house had been demolished, but said this was because the Rekabi family did not have a valid building permit.

Report Tasmin mention everything that happened before Rekabi competed without a headscarf in October.

Women in Iran are required to cover their hair with a veil, or hijab, and their arms and legs with loose clothing.

Female athletes must also adhere to this dress code when officially representing Iran in competitions abroad.

Many people greeted Rekabi at Tehran airport after the competition in South Korea, called him a “hero”.

She arrived at the airport without a veil, covering her hair with a black baseball cap and hoodie.

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The following day, he met Iran’s sports minister in the same uniform, raising suspicions that he had not returned home during that time.

A source said Rekabi was being held in a room in the Iranian National Olympic Committee building guarded by plainclothes officers until he met with the minister.

A day before returning to Iran, a post on Rekabi’s Instagram account apologized for “making everyone worried”.

“Because of bad timing and the unexpected call for me to climb over the wall, my headpiece accidentally came off,” she explained.

However, the source said authorities had threatened to confiscate his family’s property if he didn’t make the statement.

Meanwhile, a prominent Iranian film actress, Mitra Hajjar, was reportedly released on bail after being arrested by Iranian authorities in an effort to stem anti-government protests.

Years of criticizing the government, Hajjar previously denounced the execution of activist Ruhollah Zam, who documented mass demonstrations online in 2019.

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