Iran's only female Olympic medalist defects to the West, criticizes hijab; Leftists demand immediate deportation

The Hague (Reuters) — Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has defected from the Islamic Republic, condemning the Iranian government for its “corruption and lies” and criticizing the mandatory Islamic head scarf.

“They put my medals on the obligatory veil and attributed it to their management and tact,” Kimia Alizadeh said in an Instagram post shared with her 370,000 followers.

Alizadeh’s current location is not known, but American Democrats, the U.K. Labour Party, and the European Union immediately called for her deportation from whatever country she currently inhabits.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement that the West “should continue to deport women who criticize the hijab until they learn just how empowering it is.”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called Alizadeh’s post “hate speech” and said she should be prosecuted before being deported.

EU officials said they would not comment until her Instagram post is thoroughly evaluated for possible violations of the Code of Conduct.

Alizadeh, 21, won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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