Iranian archer Parmida Ghasemi demonstrated her help for anti-government protests by eradicating her hijab throughout an awards ceremony in Tehran, a video shared to social media on Thursday reveals.
Within the video, Ghasemi lets her headband fall off as she stands on a podium together with different athletes. One lady standing subsequent to her makes an attempt to place it again on, however Parmida lets it dangle off. Individuals within the viewers, who are usually not seen within the video, are heard clapping and cheering the motion.
Ghasemi shouldn’t be the primary Iranian athlete to precise solidarity with protestors.
Movies obtained by CNN present Iranian athlete Saeed Piramoon from the nationwide seashore soccer workforce making a hair-cutting gesture after scoring a aim in opposition to the United Arab Emirates in Dubai earlier this week, a logo that has been standard in demonstrations.
Final month, Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi competed in South Korea with out her obligatory hijab on, later saying it had fallen off by accident. Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether or not Rekabi’s feedback had been made beneath duress.
Iran’s deputy sports activities minister Maryam Kazemipour mentioned on Wednesday that athletes who acted in opposition to Islamic norms “regretted” their actions afterward and “are looking for an opportunity to make up for their mistake.”
“These people took actions under the influence of the enemy’s propaganda … but after a short period of time, they regretted and are looking for an opportunity to make up for their mistake,” Maryam Kazemipour mentioned, in accordance with state information company IRNA.
“Iranian women proved that the Islamic hijab does not create any restrictions for them,” Kazemipour added.