Missing Iranian climber dropped headscarf by mistake, Instagram post claims

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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.

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Written by Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Moones Mansoubi in Sydney
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/18/fears-for-iranian-climber-elnaz-rekabi-after-she-competed-in-seoul-without-a-hijab under the title “Missing Iranian climber dropped headscarf by mistake, Instagram post claims”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.