Shocking reports in Iran from local media outlets have gone on to speak about a female rock climber whose residence was destroyed after she competed without a headscarf.
Elnaz Rekabi’s brother who also happens to be a sportsman mentioned how his sister was taking part in a competition of rock climbing but little did she know about the aftermath that would ensue because she didn’t have any headscarves on.
He was also detained by government officials alongside his sister after she failed to wear the hijab during the competition.
The news comes just one day after it was revealed that the country was moving forward and had abolished the rule related to morality police.But it came after hundreds had sacrificed their lives in the name of protests after a young girl had been tortured to death for refusing to wear a headscarf in public.
Rekabi was outlined as taking part in a foreign competition without her hijab but little did she know about the sentiments of the Iranian government toward this ordeal back home.
Her entire residence was razed down to the ground by bulldozers and now, viral images featuring the tragic aftermath are taking center stage on social media.
Her brother is witnessed standing next to the rubble and crying. Both the athlete and her brother had been arrested after they returned back to their home country after the tournament began in South Korea in October.
Many felt the move was a symbol of solidarity of protests in her country which arose when a young female was tortured in police custody. Her name was Mahsa Amini.
But officials in the government have denied any wrongdoing. They claim the property was demolished not due to the athlete’s participation in the South Korean tournament. Instead, it was linked to her not having the right authority to conduct construction.