Iran Actor Taraneh Alidoosti Arrested For Anti-Hijab Protest Will get Bail After 18 Days: Report

Iran Actor Arrested For Anti-Hijab Protest Gets Bail After 18 Days: Report

Iran Protests: Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti’s lawyer informed media that she was launched on bail.


Iranian authorities on Wednesday launched actor Taraneh Alidoosti on bail after retaining her in jail for greater than two weeks, CNN reported citing state-aligned ISNA.

Final yr, in December, Alidoosti was arrested for criticizing the execution of a person who was concerned within the nationwide protests. She condemned the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, who was killed in December within the first identified execution linked to the protests.

Alidoosti’s lawyer informed ISNA that she was launched on bail. After her launch, varied photographs of her bought flourished on social media area. She was seen with flowers and supporters after her launch, in line with CNN.

Alidoosti, who starred within the 2016 Oscar-winning movie “The Salesman” and has appeared in varied fashionable Iranian TV reveals, is thought for her activism within the MeToo motion in Iran’s cinema trade and was considered one of a number of Iranian celebrities to specific assist for the protests.

Earlier, ‘Avengers’ star Mark Ruffalo shared a photograph which acknowledged that over 600 artists worldwide have already signed the petition for the liberty of Alidoosti.

The open letter, titled “Free Taraneh Alidoosti,” was signed by notable figures together with Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Kristen Stewart, in line with CNN.

He wrote, “Over 600 artists worldwide have signed an open letter calling for the discharge of award-winning actor and author Taraneh Alidoosti. We demand her freedom. Be part of us. Petition hyperlink beneath.”

Within the tweet, Ruffalo additionally connected an inventory of a number of the artists who’ve come out to assist the trigger. It included stars like Jason Momoa, Amma Thompson, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, John Oliver and Kristen Stewart amongst others.

Alidoosti was arrested as there was a “lack of proof for her claims,” CNN reported citing Fars information company. In November, she shared an image of herself on Instagram with out the Islamic hijab and holding an indication studying “Ladies, Life, Freedom” to supply assist for the protest motion.

After Shekari’s execution, Taraneh Alidoosti in one other publish stated, “Your silence means supporting tyranny and tyrants,” including that “each worldwide group who’s watching this bloodshed and never taking motion, is a shame to humanity,” in line with CNN. Since then, her account on Instagram has been deleted.

She has featured within the 2016 Oscar-winning film, ‘The Salesman’, and has starred in varied fashionable Iranian TV reveals.

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

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