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International Attention Grows as Iran's Domestic Crackdown Continues

By INU Staff

INU - In October, the American chess champion Nazi Paikidze made headlines by announcing a personal boycott of a planned women’s chess tournament in Iran, because the World Chess Federation had indicated that all competitors would be required to abide by Iran’s forced veiling laws. Now, a similar announcement has been made by a female competitor in another sport that is scheduled to hold an international tournament in Iran.

Twenty Bizarre Bans on Iranian women

By INU Staff  

INU - In an article about the prohibitions that Iranian women face published on October 18, the National Council of Resistance of Iran divulged a list of many that will be viewed as peculiar by people in other countries.

Deutsche Welle Farsi collected and reported a list of 20 strange prohibitions for women in Iran:

Chess Champ’s Boycott Seeks to Highlight Women’s Rights as Crackdown Continues

By INU Staff  

INU - On Thursday, the Washington Post published a report upon the American chess master Nazi Paikidze’s plan to boycott the Women’s World Chess Championship scheduled to take place in Iran in February. Although Paikidze’s announcement already reached the media last week, the Washington Post article provides additional information, including more recent clarifications from the chess champion, in response to criticisms suggesting that she is anti-Iranian, anti-Muslim, or refusing to respect foreign cultures.

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