One young woman is taking a bold stand against the Iranian regime.
Kimia Alizadeh, the 21-year old who won a bronze medallist in the 2016 Rio Olympics for taekwondo says that she no longer wants to be a part of the “hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery”.
She was the only female athlete ever to medal for Iran. She is also, now, officially defecting. The destination country has not yet been announced.
Why is she leaving?
Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.”
Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency said she had fled to the Netherlands. She criticized wearing the mandatory hijab headscarf and accused officials in Iran of sexism and mistreatment.
“Whatever they said, I wore,” Alizadeh wrote in the letter posted Saturday. “Every sentence they ordered, I repeated.”
This comes at a time when Iran’s regime is particularly vulnerable.
Shooting down a passenger aircraft has become a focal point of just how oppressive Iran’s regime has become, and the masses that once called for ‘death to Israel’ and ‘death to America’ has turned their anger to a new focus: their own despotic leaders.
It’s no longer foreign states that are denounced by the mobs. It’s Soleimani and the government he worked for. It’s the Mullahs. It’s the ‘Supreme Leader’ himself.
All is not well in their brittle regime.
Any word on whether Democrats are still assuring us all how ‘wonderful’ it is to live there?
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