Iranian female boxer cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem in motion in opposition to French boxer Anne Chauvin throughout an respectable boxing bout in Royan, France, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) – Sadaf Khadem, who on Saturday turned into the primary Iranian girl to contest an respectable boxing bout, has canceled her go back to Tehran after an arrest warrant was once issued for her there, her consultant mentioned on Wednesday.

An arrest warrant was once additionally issued in opposition to Mahyar Monshipour, the Iranian-born former boxing international champion who arrange the bout in western France and was once making plans to commute again to Iran with Khadem this week, the consultant, Clara Dallay, informed Reuters.

Monshipour is a French citizen.

On Saturday, Khadem beat native boxer Anne Chauvin in an newbie bout. The 24-year-old, who was once in Paris on Monday, was once returning to Monshipour’s house the city of Poitiers.

Franco-Iranian members of the family are in a worrying segment after feedback via France’s ambassador to america closing week on Iran’s nuclear program sparked an offended response from Tehran.

Iran’s Boxing Federation mentioned on Monday that it arranged no bouts for girls and would undergo no accountability for person competition. Iranian ladies will have to put on the Islamic hijab whilst competing within the nation and in a foreign country, it added.

The Federation was once no longer instantly to be had for touch upon Wednesday.

France’s overseas ministry may just no longer instantly remark at the case.

A spokesman from Iran’s embassy in Paris mentioned he had gained a request to verify there was once an arrest warrant out and to touch upon Khadem’s and her trainer’s choice no longer to go back to Iran. He gave no different remark.

Reporting via Julien Pretot; further reporting via John Irish in Paris and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin in London; modifying via John Stonestreet

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