An Iranian chess referee who has been accused of violating her country’s dress code while adjudicating a women’s tournament said that she does not want to return home from Russia out of fear for her safety.
Shohreh Bayat - the first woman ever to be General Secretary of a sport federation in #Iran. The only female Category-A International Arbiter in Asia. A great ambassador for her country. pic.twitter.com/18H8ESqwkp— Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) January 9, 2020