Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights in her country

Iranian skier Forough Abbasi accomplished one goal Thursday merely by completing her giant slalom run at the skiing world championships. It made no difference to her that she crossed the finish line nearly 25 seconds behind American favourite Mikaela Shiffrin, the first-run leader. Still, Abbasi was just getting started. The 27-year-old Abbasi then made an emotional appeal for women’s rights in her country after her coach, Samira Zargari, was banned from leaving Iran by her husband. Under Iranian law, husbands can stop their wives from traveling outside of country. “It’s not the first time,” A…

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