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Iranian chess player Sara Khadem will compete with Spain

Iranian chess player Sara Khadem will compete with Spain

Sara Khadem made a revolutionary act that cost her having to leave her country. The Iranian chess player refused to compete in the veil, mandatory in Iran, in the 2022 World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Kazakhstan. He did it as a protest against the death of Mahsa Amini. To avoid reprisals for this action, the world number 15 went into exile in Spain, and will now compete representing her host country in international championships. His first engagement, the World Cup on July 30 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, 26, was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran. He has been playing chess since he was eight years old. She won her first world champion title at just 12 years old. He occupies the 15th position in the world ranking and the 337th in the number of active players, according to the International Chess Federation (FIDE), in addition to having in his possession the titles of international master and female grandmaster. She herself assured the BBC that “I had never been much of a fan of hijabonly before the cameras” and that

Mahsa Amini’s death marked a before and after for Iranian women. The 22-year-old girl was murdered by the morality police, agents who seek to ensure proper compliance with the Islamic dress code for women, for wearing the veil wrong. She was arrested and beaten, passed away three days laterwhile he was still in police custody. Protests flooded the streets and women protested by removing their hijabs.

Sara Khadem also wanted to protest and hit the table on the compete without a veil in the 2022 World Rapid and Blitz Championship (it is mandatory in your country) at the end of December. “I was very inspired by what they were doing in my country,” said the chess player. Later, she traveled to Spain with her husband and her 10-month-old son to avoid reprisals. Threats came from Iran, where they assured her that “either she sent a video saying that she had acted under pressure or it would be a serious problem for her when she returned.” Iran issued a warrant for this action.

The world number 15 relocated to Spain, where she will now compete representing her host country. He will debut in the World Cup, in the individual qualifying event for the Candidates Tournament, on July 30 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He will defend the first board of the national team in team tournaments. He has received a lot of support since his arrival, including from the president Pedro Sanchez. “All my support for women athletes. Your example contributes to a better world”, shared the Spanish president in a tweet with some images playing chess with Khadem.

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