Iran’s Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran


              In this photo released by Iran's Ministry of Sport and Youth, Minister of Sport and Youth Hamid Sajjadi, center right, and climber Elnaz Rekabi, center left, pose for a photo, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf, an act widely seen as support for anti-government demonstrators amid weeks of protests over the Islamic Republic's mandatory hijab. (Ministry of Sport and Youth via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Iran's Ministry of Sport and Youth, Minister of Sport and Youth Hamid Sajjadi, center, meets with climber Elnaz Rekabi, second left, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf, an act widely seen as support for anti-government demonstrators amid weeks of protests over the Islamic Republic's mandatory hijab. Others are unidentified. (Ministry of Sport and Youth via AP)
            
              Protesters holding fistfuls of their own hair after cutting by themselves shout slogans during a rally to support Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi, outside the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Protesters stage a rally to support Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi, outside the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Protesters attend a rally to support Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi, outside the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Protesters attend a rally to support Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi, outside the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A protester attends a rally to support Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi, outside the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              In this image taken from video by Iran's state-run IRNA news agency, Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi speaks to journalists in Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. Rekabi has described her not wearing a hijab as "unintentional" after Farsi-language media abroad raised concerns about her safety. (IRNA via AP)
            
              Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competes during the women's Boulder & Lead final during the IFSC Climbing Asian Championships in Seoul, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Rekabi left South Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation's mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied. (Rhea Khang/International Federation of Sport Climbing via AP)
            
              Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competes during the women's Boulder & Lead final during the IFSC Climbing Asian Championships, in Seoul, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Rekabi left South Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation's mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied. (Rhea Khang/International Federation of Sport Climbing via AP)
            
              Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competes during the women's Boulder & Lead final during the IFSC Climbing Asian Championships, in Seoul, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Rekabi left South Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation's mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied. (Rhea Khang/International Federation of Sport Climbing via AP)