Iranian authorities They arrested one of the most famous actresses in the country accused of spreading falsehoods about the national protests that are shaking the country.
According to the official agency IRNA indicated that Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-winning film ‘The Salesman’ was arrested a week after publishing an Instagram post expressing her solidarity with the first executed for supporting marches in defense of women.
IRNA also said many other Iranian celebrities had “been summoned by the judiciary for posting provocative content. He did not say how many or provide any further details.
According to the report, Alidoosti was arrested because she failed to provide “any documents in line with her claims”.
In her post, the 38-year-old actress wrote: His name was Mohsen Shekari. Any international organization that is watching this bloodshed and failing to act is a disgrace to humanity.”
Shekari was executed on December 9 after being charged by an Iranian court with block a road in Tehran and attacking a member of the country’s security forces with a machete.
Last week, Iran executed a second prisoner, Majidreza Rahnavard, in connection with the protests. Rahnavard’s body it was hung from a crane construction site as a dire warning to others. Iranian authorities said Rahnavard stabbed two members of his paramilitary force.
Alidoosti has published at least three posts on his Instagram account expressing his solidarity with the protesters since the demonstrations erupted in September. His account, which had around 8 million followers, was suspended.
Iran has been rocked by protests after the Sept. 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by morality police. Since then, the protests have become one of the most serious challenges to the Iranian theocracy established since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Alidoosti has previously criticized the Iranian government and its police force.
In June 2020, she received a five-month suspended prison sentence after criticizing police on Twitter in 2018 for assaulting a woman who had removed her headscarf.
Other films Alidoosti has acted in include ˜The Beautiful City’ and ˜About Elly’.
Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi, two other well-known actresses in Iran, were arrested by authorities for expressing solidarity with protesters on social media. Both have been released.
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