Iranian chess player performs for the second day in a row without a hijab at the tournament

An Iranian chess player takes part in an international tournament in Kazakhstan without a hijab for the second day in a row on Wednesday, a Reuters journalist who was present reported.

Sarah Khadem competed at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Almaty without a hijab, in violation of the strict Iranian dress code for women.

Her actions are seen by some as a show of support for the protests that have swept Iran since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September. 16. Amini died in custody after being arrested by Tehran’s vice police for an alleged violation of the country’s dress code.

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