Iranian chess referee seeking asylum reveals second reason she can’t go home

Zaynab Khojji
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Sun, 2020-09-27 22:23

LONDON: The Iranian chess referee forced to seek asylum in the UK after letting her hijab slip during a match in Shanghai this year has revealed another reason she may never be able to return to her country — her secret Jewish heritage.
Shohreh Bayat told The Daily Telegraph that she had to conceal her family background in her native Iran.

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