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U.S. Chess Federation 'Absolutely Supports' Nazi Paikidze In Hijab Row

The U.S. Chess Federation has spoken out against female players being forced to wear hijabs at next year’s world championships in Tehran. Gary Walters, the U.S. organization’s president, said his board warned FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that it strongly opposes Iran’s strict Islamic dress code being imposed on its competitors. It follows reports that female players will face punishment if they refuse to cover up.
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