Iranische Sportlerin Und Reporterin Sagen 'Genug'
Iranian female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Rio Olympics in 2016, says she has defected. "I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they've been playing for years," she wrote on social media. "I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. None of us matter for them, we are just tools." Also this week, presenters working for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) announced they have quit their jobs over coverage of the shooting down of the Ukrainian jetliner. Zahra Khatami said: "Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today. I will never get back to TV. Forgive me." Her fellow anchor Saba Rad said: "Thank you for your support in all the years of my career. I announce that after 21 years working in radio and TV, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot." The Tehran-based Association of Iranian Journalists said: "The publication of false information has had a severe impact on public confidence and public opinion. This incident showed that people cannot trust official data." (Guardian-UK/BBC)