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Dorsa Derakhshani

Dorsa Derakhshani

Dorsa Derakhashani is a chess grandmaster. Iran banned her from competing for the national chess team for not wearing a hijab at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. [0] The head of the Iranian Chess Federation Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh announced the ban of her and her brother Borna on February 19, 2017; Borna was banned for playing against an Israeli opponent at the same event. [2]

Women wearing the hijab became compulsory in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Anna Muzychuk and Mariya Muzychuk led a boycott of the 2017 World Chess Championship in Saudi Arabia.


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