19 Oct 2022

Elnaz Rekabi: Climber who competed without hijab greeted by cheering crowds in Iran

International Editor

Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi, who took part in an international competition without a hijab, has been given a heroes welcome by protesters in Iran.

As crowds gathered outside the airport to cheer her, inside she was met by state television reporters, to whom she repeated what many believe to be a coerced apology and explanation for her actions.