A headscarf, whether consciously or not, was all that Iranian wall climber Elnaz Rekabi (33) needed to stir up the unrest in her home country. Playing sports with bare hair – as Rekabi did last Sunday in South Korea at the Asian Championship – is one of the most serious offenses that Iranian women can commit. It instantly turned Rekabi into a resistance heroine. Although the Iranian regime is now also making every effort to embrace her again. Or better: to keep pace.

    Stefan Vanderstraeten

    21-10-22, 05:45