At 32 years old, Shohreh Bayat rose to the top of the International Chess Federation – FIDE arbiters.
“In my conscience, I could not do it,” she said. “There are many people in prison in Iran because of the hijab, it’s a very serious issue.”
“I believe people must be free to choose what they want to wear,” Shohreh said in the email. “I have never worn the hijab out of choice.”
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