Iran: 10-Year-Old Female Gymnast Summoned Before Disciplinary Committee

According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency, on December 25, the images that were released show the girl participating in competitions hosted by Kuala Lumpur city in Malaysia. She is not wearing a hijab cover or appropriate costume.

Zahra Incheh Daragahi, chairwoman of the gymnasium federation of the Iranian regime said, “This dispatch was not from the federation. The trip was conducted by his family and his father accompanied her on this trip. Of course, this is what I have seen in the pictures that his father has been with him in the tournament. So, it’s likely that this is a tourist trip with her father, and the federation has not played a role.” She added, “Unfortunately, we have to deal with this case, and we will inform the Ministry of Sports and Youth with the decision of the disciplinary committee about the action to be done. It’s so unique that it has even surprised us.”

Denying the claims about his daughter, Farshid said her she has not participated in the Malaysia gymnastics competition. He claimed that he took the photos, and that are related to his daughter’s training in Armenia. The photos were published on social networks. “These pictures are not related to the Kuala Lumpur contest, and my daughter was training in Armenia,” he told the ISNA news agency. “This was our visit to Armenia with my family and in the presence of my wife, my daughter and son.” He stated further, “They want to connect me to this issue. They have hacked photos from my phone and I do not know which photos were published. My daughter did not go to Malaysia at all and I can prove it with her passport. The Armenian exercises were held separately for girls and boys in two venues and these photos were taken after the end of the training and with the presence of foreign coaches. “

Regarding his daughter being summoned before the disciplinary committee, he said, “My personal trip is not up to anyone. There was no match there and my daughter was practicing and the hall of girls and boys was separate.”