Iranian archer Parmida Ghasemi showed support for anti-government protests by removing his hijab at an awards ceremony in Tehran.The video was shared on social media on Thursday.
In the video, Gassemi removes his headscarf as he stands on the podium with other athletes. She tries to put it back on by one girl standing next to her, but Parmida hangs it.People in the audience, not shown in the video, can be heard clapping and cheering. increase.
Ghasemi is not the first Iranian athlete to express solidarity with protesters.
In a video obtained by CNN, Iranian beach soccer national team athlete Saeed Piramoon gestures to cut his hair after scoring a goal against the United Arab Emirates in Dubai earlier this week.
Last month, Iranian climber Ernaz Rekhabi said he entered a competition in South Korea without wearing the mandatory hijab, but later accidentally dropped out. Unknown.
Iran’s deputy sports minister Mariam Kazemipour said on Wednesday that athletes who acted contrary to Islamic norms “regret” their subsequent actions and are “seeking an opportunity to make amends”. .
“These people acted under the influence of enemy propaganda … but regretted it in the short term and are looking for an opportunity to make amends,” Mariam Kazemipour said, according to state news agency IRNA. .
“Iranian women have proven that the Islamic hijab does not impose any restrictions on them,” added Kazemipour.