March 30, 2023

Sara, an Iranian chess player who escapes from prison, now has a new country | Chess

“I miss my family, but I don’t regret my decision. I continue to represent Iran, I continue to be Iranian and Iranians see me that way.” The words, yes BBC, is by Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, an Iranian chess player who was forced to flee her country. Or Sara Khadem, as she prefers to be called now.

Sara, who does not want to be seen as an activist, found herself in the spotlight when she volunteered at an international tournament in Kazakhstan in December without hijab to cover his head.

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