FRANCE: Sadaf Khadem Iranian Female boxer fears going home over arrest warrant. She is the first Iranian female boxer allowed officially to contest in a match. Now she has canceled her return from France as she may get arrested on return.
Sadaf Khadem who would have expected a hero’s welcome at home after beating the French boxer Anne Chauvin in an amateur bout on Saturday not is afraid to go home.
Her only mistake was that she wore a green vest and red shorts with a white waistband in Saturday’s bout in the western French town of Royan.
Sadaf Khadem told the L’Equipe newspaper
“I was fighting in a legally approved match, in France. But as I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, which is completely normal in the eyes of the entire world, I confounded the rules of my country,”
“I wasn’t wearing a hijab, I was coached by a man – some people take a dim view of this.”
She was in the taxi for Charles-de-Gaulle airport when you decided to turn around.
Her coach Mahyar Monshipour had received information from Iran of their arrest warrant that was already issued by the authorities.
The arrest warrant is issued against the 24-year-old boxer Sadaf Khadem as well as her coach Mahyar Monshipour who is Iranian born French citizen.