BBC Newsnight

Iranian Shohreh Bayat, an arbiter for the International Chess Federation, says it's unsafe for her to return home to Iran after she was pictured without a headscarf at an international chess tournament.

Photographs were circulated showing Bayat wearing a headscarf around her shoulders while officiating in Shanghai.

She says it would be unsafe to return to Iran where the regime often imprisons women who do not wear a headscarf.

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