Iranian chess player warned not to return home after competing without Hijab

Iranian chess player, Sara Khadem arrived in Spain on Tuesday after she was warned not to return to Iran

Khadem, 25, made headlines last week for competing at a tournament without hijab. She had participated at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan

A source familiar with the developments told Reuters that following the tournament, Khadem received multiple calls from Iran warning her against returning home

Spanish newspaper El Pais reported last week that Khadem had planned to move to Spain with her family – husband and child – due to fear of reprisals

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