Famous Iranian actress and ardent women’s rights activist Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested in Iran on Saturday after supporting the protest movement, entering her fourth month, judicial authorities and a media announced. by filmmaker Asghar Farhadi or in the recent Leila and her brothers, Taraneh Alidoosti has repeatedly supported the protests on Instagram, sparked by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old Iranian Kurd died after being arrested in Tehran by morality police, who accused her of violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women. “Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested because of her recent actions, the publication of false information and content, and for incitement to chaos”, announced the Tasnim agency, without specifying the place of the arrest. The Iranian judiciary confirmed the arrest, on his order. […] some of these people have been arrested”, indicated the agency of the judicial authority Mizan Online. people arrested, she added. The 38-year-old actress notably denounced on December 8 the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, executed after being accused of “war against God”. “Any international organization that watches this bloodbath without reacting is a disgrace to humanity,” she wrote on her Instagram page. In November, she promised to stay in her country, to “pay the price” that it would be necessary to defend her rights and to stop working to support the families of those killed or arrested during the demonstrations. Her most famous role is that which she interpreted in the film by Asghar Farhadi The Client, Oscar for Best foreign language film in 2017. A figure in Iranian cinema since her adolescence, she also starred in Saeed Roustayi’s film Leila et ses frères, presented this year at the Cannes Film Festival. Several Iranian cinema personalities have been disturbed or arrested by the authorities even before the current wave of protest, such as directors Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi, who are still in detention. Since mid-September, thousands of Iranians and around forty foreigners have been arrested and more than 2,000 people have been charged in connection with the protests, according to judicial authorities. A total of 23 men were hanged in connection with the unrest.
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