- Nov 3, 2017
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/12/middleeast/iran-kimia-alizadeh-defects/index.html(CNN)Iran's sole female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh announced that she has permanently left her country for Europe.
"Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences," the 21-year--old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. "I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years."
Ouch. Harsh. Clearly no love lost there. Funny how we hear in the west on the media how Iran is becoming much more liberal, but when you hear about personal experiences like this it doesn’t seem to be the case.
edit- I meant to say Female in the topic.