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Female chess players forced to wear hijab as governing body awards world championship to Iran

Female chess players forced to wear hijab as governing body awards world championship to Iran

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
29/09/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

The world's top female chess players have reacted with horror after being told they must compete at next year's world championship wearing a hijab.

Within hours of Iran being revealed as its host country, the prestigious event was plunged into crisis as it emerged players taking part face arrest if they don't cover up.

In response, Grandmasters lined up to say they would boycott the 64-player knock-out and accused the game's scandal-hit governing body Fide of failing to stand up for women’s rights.

 

Admin: Good for those Grandmasters