Friends of Elnaz Rekabi have been unable to contact athlete since Sunday, while embassy says she returned home with rest of team
A female Iranian climber who competed in an international tournament without a hijab did so because her headscarf had dropped by mistake, a post on her Instagram account has claimed.
Footage of Elnaz Rekabi, 33, scaling a wall without her head covered during an international tournament went viral, coming amid big female-led demonstrations against Iran’s clerical rulers sparked by strict Islamic rules on women’s clothing.
Written by Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Moones Mansoubi in Sydney
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