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Tags: ML | Iran | Chess Player

Chess Player Fired by Iran over Headscarf Joins US Team

Monday, 02 October 2017 01:38 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency says a woman who was kicked off the national chess team for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf has joined the U.S. team.

The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Monday that Dorsa Derakhshani, who refused to wear the headscarf, known as a hijab, during a February competition in Gibraltar, has joined the U.S. national team.

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has required women to wear the hijab in public places.

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An Iranian news agency says a woman who was kicked off the national chess team for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf has joined the U.S. team.The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Monday that Dorsa Derakhshani, who refused to...
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