Dorsa Derakhshani, Iranian chess master, booted from national team for not wearing hijab


The Iranian national chess team has banned grand master Dorsa Derakhshani for not wearing a hijab during a recent competition, as well as her younger brother, Borna, for playing against an Israeli opponent. Ms. Derakhshani, 18, competed in last month’s Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival wearing her hair down with only a pink headband, in defiance of…


Dorsa Derakhshani, Iranian chess master, booted from national team for not wearing hijab
Dorsa Derakhshani, Iranian chess master, booted from national team for not wearing hijab

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