Elnaz Rekabi was met at the airport in Tehran by friends and family. In an interview with state TV, she reiterated her apology for not competing in a hijab.
Friends of Elnaz Rekabi said they hadn’t heard from her since Sunday. But the Iranian Embassy in Seoul said she had returned to Iran along with other team members.
Anti-government protests have spread like wildfire in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested for “not wearing her hijab properly.”
The encrypted chat app published “easy” detailed instructions to help anyone set up a proxy server to help Iranians.
Iranian authorities blame the “enemies of Islam” for nationwide demonstrations but the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody has galvanised a generation.
Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma and died after being rounded up by morality police in Tehran and “re-educated” for not complying with the modesty law.
Women are pushing back against the law that requires them to cover their hair, and which is being enforced strongly by the new hardline president.
An obscure dress code is turning colleges into religious battlefields, with young Muslim women facing the brunt in the world’s largest democracy.
In many countries, the way a person dresses can trigger religious hate, and Kallol Datta is challenging the prejudice surrounding everyday clothes.
If passed by France's National Assembly, the new legislation will ban under-18s from wearing the head covering in public.
A new recruit, who enlisted following the Christchurch attacks, will become the first officer in the force’s history to wear the police-issued hijab.