Elnaz Rekabi Competes without Hijab in Teharn


Giovanna Robles, Reporter

The climbing world and women’s rights advocates are concerned for Iranian competitive climber Elnaz rekabi safety. Elnaz was protesting by the death of a 22-year-old caused by the country morality’s police because of the clothing she was wearing. Her death made more women in Iran removing mandatory hijabs in public. More women in Iran are burning their hijabs also protesting the death of Mahsa Amini.

At first Elnaz explained that forgetting her hijab was “unintentional” and was in rush and just happened to forget. “Because I was busy putting on my shoes and my gear, it caused me to forget to put on my hijab and then I went to compete.” It’s a rule that Iranian women competing under the Iranian flag must wear their hijab. In human right protests its proven that over 200 people have been killed. Many other protests were happening after the death of Amini. Almost 12,500 people were arrested, and a 17-year-old school protester was shot and killed. It has been reported that Elnaz is now on house arrest, but everyone is doing anything they can to keep her safe.