Kimia Alizadeh leaves the Country take asylum in France
she made the country proud with her Taekwondo 2016 Olympics medal
Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, has defected from the Islamic Republic in a scathing online letter that accused the government of “hypocrisy,” “injustice” and oppressing women like her while using them as political tools.
Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, shared the news on her Instagram account this past weekend.
“I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran with whom they have been playing for years,” the 21-year-old athlete wrote in Persian
“Should I start with hello, goodbye or condolences?” Alizadeh wrote in an emotional post
the government took credit for her athletic achievement while humiliating her for her efforts, by insulting “It's not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs.”
In her statement, she said she wanted nothing more than "taekwondo, security, and a happy, healthy life." She said she no longer wanted to "sit at the table of hypocrisy, lies, injustice, and flattery."
She continued, "I wore whatever they told me to wear," referring to the Islamic veil, compulsory for all women in public in a deeply conservative country.
"I repeated everything they told me to say," she wrote, adding that "none of us matter to them."
dear Kimia ., the time is not that far., you will go back to Iran and proudly pronounce your roots without ALL THE BULLSHIT ISLAM from Mullah baboons ..