Iran Actor Arrested After Voicing Assist For Protests

Iran Actor Arrested After Voicing Support For Protests

Iran arrested a outstanding actor Saturday after she voiced help for the three month outdated protest motion triggered by the dying of a lady in custody, Iranian media reported Saturday.

Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, was detained for “publishing false and distorted content material and inciting chaos,” the Tasnim information company reported.

She is greatest recognized for her function within the Oscar-winning 2016 movie “The Salesman”.

Alidoosti’s most up-to-date social media put up was on December 8, the identical day Mohsen Shekari, 23, grew to become the primary particular person executed by authorities over the protests.

“Your silence means the help of the oppression and the oppressor”, learn textual content on a picture shared to her Instagram account.

“Each worldwide organisation who’s watching this bloodshed and never taking motion, is a shame to humanity,” Alidoosti wrote within the caption of her put up.

The actor has been a outstanding presence in Iranian cinema since she was an adolescent. Lately, she starred within the movie “Leila’s Brothers”, which screened at this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition.

The Islamic republic has been rocked by protests triggered by the September 16 dying of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin, after her arrest for an alleged breach of the nation’s gown code.

On the day of Amini’s dying, Alidoosti posted a photograph to Instagram with textual content saying: “Damnation to this captivity”.

The caption to the put up learn: “Remember what Iran’s girls undergo” and requested folks to “say her identify, unfold the phrase”.

On November 9, she posted a picture of herself with out a headband, holding a paper with the phrases “Girl, life, freedom”, the principle slogan of the protests.

Scorching on the heels of Shekari’s execution, Iran publicly hanged protester Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, on December 12.

9 different folks arrested in reference to the unrest have been sentenced to dying.

1000’s of individuals have been detained because the protests erupted and 400 have obtained jail sentences of as much as 10 years for his or her involvement within the unrest, Iran’s judiciary mentioned Tuesday.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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