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Iran Places Two Movie and TV Stars Behind Bars For Boldly Protesting in Public With out Headscarfs


Standard Iranian actors Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi have been arrested and imprisoned in Iran after they appeared in public and on social media having eliminated their headscarves in a daring act of defiance and protest in opposition to the demise of Mahsa Amini.

Iran’s state-run IRNA information company mentioned that Ghaziani and Riahi are actually each behind bars after being summoned by the nation’s prosecutors in a probe because of “provocative” social media posts.

Ghaziani, a movie and theater actor who has received many appearing accolades in Iran, on Saturday revealed a robust video of herself on Instagram eradicating her hijab and strolling proudly in a Tehran avenue.

“Perhaps this might be my final put up,” she wrote. “From this second on, no matter occurs to me, know that as all the time, I’m with the Iranian folks till my final breath.”

Riahi, who has starred in lots of Iranian films and TV exhibits, together with the internationally identified collection “Prophet Joseph,” which attracts from the Quran and Islamic traditions, and has additionally received many awards, was arrested shortly after Ghaziani as a part of the identical probe, in response to IRNA.

After showing and not using a hijab in September in a TV interview given to a London-based broadcaster, Riahi had expressed solidarity with the protests which have swept Iran since Amini’s demise. Iran’s morality police arrested Amini, who was 22, on Sept. 13 in Tehran. She died at a police station three days later. The police say she died of a coronary heart assault, however she had no historical past of a cardiac situation.

Earlier this month, Taraneh Alidoosti, identified to worldwide audiences for her position in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman,” posted a picture of herself and not using a hijab on social media, making world headlines.

Alidoosti, who has vowed to remain in her homeland at “any value,” has not been detained.

Farhadi, who in September from the Zurich Movie Pageant issued an announcement and video enchantment urging artists world wide to proclaim their solidarity with the Iranian folks protesting in opposition to the demise of Amini, has not since returned to Iran.

 

Iran Places Two Movie and TV Stars Behind Bars For Boldly Protesting in Public With out Headscarfs

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