kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has taken to her social media page to announce that she has defected, because she didn’t want to be part of “hypocrisy, lies, injustice, and flattery”.
The Rio Olympics taekwondo medalist, has not made known her location despite report that she has been training in Netherlands. She however, denied she had been invited to Europe for a tempting offer.
While posting on her social media page, Alizadeh said; “I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they’ve been playing for years,”
“I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated. None of us matter for them, we are just tools.” describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran”.
she added that even at her position in her country , she was subjected to a lot of humiliation and criticism from the officials with such comment like, ” It is not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs”.
Alizadeh however, maintained that she would remain a child of Iran “wherever she is”.