WE REFUSE: Chess players to snub Iran tournament over being FORCED to wear headscarves

WE REFUSE: Chess players to snub Iran tournament over being FORCED to wear headscarves
 

Chess grandmasters look set to snub the world championships in Tehran amid fears Iran's formidable "morality police" could arrest and flog them if they are seen without a headscarf or talking alone with male coaches.
The 7,000-strong vice squad is tasked with upholding Islamic law and could swoop on the international event if women do not abide by the religious law imposed after the Islamic revolution in 1979.
Women have condemned the choice of venue and are threatening to boycott the event over the archaic law and because there are fears the Iranian security services are not... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 42
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