Elnaz Rekabi Returns to Iran

Video has emerged in the last 45 minutes showing Iranian mountaineer Elnaz Rekabi returning to Tehran after reportedly being detained in Seoul. She does not stop to talk with press or fans and her activity on her social media has been limited.

Her van was met by hundreds of fans who knew of her climb without the hijab. Since she left, at least 200 protestors have been killed by security forces for denouncing Mahsa Amini’s death after her detainment on September 16th for not wearing a hijab. This act of defiance by Rekabi has brought her untold punishment, but lasting fanfare.