The Sunday Review

The family home This is Iranian Rock climber Elnaz Rekabi was demolishedAccording to pro-reform news outlet IranWire was her international success story after she competed with her head exposed.

Rekabi competed in South Korea in October without her hijab, just as antiregime protests swept Iran in response to the death 22-year-old MahsaAmini. Rekabi was in the custody the morality officers for allegedly not wearing her proper hijab.

Some Iranian Demonstrators saw Rekabi symbolizing the uprising for more freedoms for women. Human rights groups expressed concern for her safety after she returned to Tehran.

Footage obtained by IranWire’s Sunday Review shows the destruction of a structure and the ruins of medals. The man filming this video clip describes the damage to the house. The video clip also shows Rekabi’s brother, Davood, crying. IranWire reports that Davood Rekabi, a champion in sport climbing, has ten gold medals.

The man filming the footage – whose identity is not known – says Off camera “This is the result of living in this country. A country’s champion with kilos of medals for this country. Worked hard to make this country proud. They pepper sprayed him and demolished a 39 sqm house and left. What can I say?”

It is not known when the demolition took effect.

The Sunday Review cannot independently confirm if Rekabi’s family home It was destroyed by Order of the government. Neither the authorities nor the state-aligned media I have publicly commented on the matter.

Rekabi garnered support from members of the public when she returned to Tehran in October.

Rekabi wore a headband with her hair up while competing in Seoul. This video went viral on social media media International headlines. Videos posted to social media by her upon her return to Iran were widely shared. media appeared to indicate that she was being greeted by People chant “Elnaz the Hero” at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Later in the week, the climber wrote a post on her Instagram account. “I am endlessly grateful for the support of you, all the people of Iran, the most decent people of the planet, athletes and non-athletes, and all your support in [the] international community.”

Rekabi has suggested – both on her Instagram account and in interviews with state media IRNA – that she had only “accidentally” Competited without her hijab. Iran demands that she wear it by Women representing the country overseas

However, it is unclear whether Rekabi’s comments were made under duress.