Iran's only female Olympic medalist announces her defection from Iran in scathing message

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TheBlaze—Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's sole female Olympic medalist, has announced her defection from Iran. Amid increasing unrest in the Islamic Republic following Tehran's admission that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet last week, Alizadeh, who is just 21 years old, posted to her Instagram on Saturday that she has officially defected from Iran. "Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?" Alizadeh wrote in her native Persian, Agence France-Presse reported. "They took me wherever they wanted. I...

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist reportedly defects. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran's only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran's semiofficial ISNA news