Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after expressing solidarity with protesters

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after expressing solidarity with protesters

Taraneh Alidoosti arrested
Taraneh Alidoosti arrested

 

According to state media, Iranian authorities detained one of the nation’s most well-known actresses on Saturday on suspicion of disseminating false information about the country’s ongoing nationwide protests.

IRNA reported that Taraneh Alidoosti, the Oscar-winning star of “The Salesman,” was arrested a week after she posted a message of support for the first person recently put to death for crimes allegedly committed during the protests on Instagram.

The announcement is the most recent in a string of celebrity arrests that have also included athletes, influencers, and actors in retaliation for their outspoken support of anti-government protests, which are now in their third month.

Taraneh Alidoosti was detained, in accordance with a report posted on the official Telegram channel of the state media, because she failed to provide “any documents in support of her claims.”

Other Iranian celebrities, it claimed, had also ′′been summoned by the judiciary body over publishing provocative content,′′ and some had even been detained. It didn’t offer any more information.

 

Why was Alidoosti arrested?
Taraneh Alidoosti arrested
Taraneh Alidoosti arrested

 

According to the official news agency of Iran, IRNA, Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested a week after posting on Instagram her support for a man who had been executed for allegedly inciting unrest.

He went by the name Mohsen Shekari. She wrote on Instagram, “Every international organisation watching this bloodshed and not acting is a disgrace to humanity (sic).”

As of Sunday, Alidoosti’s account was shut down.

Alidoosti was detained, according to ISNA, because she failed to provide “any documents in line with her claims.”

 

She was detained for “spreading false information and supporting counter-revolutionary circles,” according to the pro-government news source Tasnim.

 

 

 

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Shekari was put to death on December 9 after being accused by an Iranian court of using a machete to attack a security personnel during the unrest.

Majidreza Rahnavard was put to death in Iran last week due to protests. Rahnavard was accused by the authorities of stabbing two members of its paramilitary force.

Less than a month after they were charged, the two men were put to death.

Amnesty International reported on Friday that 26 protesters, 11 of whom had already received sentences, faced the death penalty.

 

 

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Majidreza Rahnavard, a second prisoner connected to the protests, was put to death in Iran last week. Rahnavard was brutally warned by leaving his dead body hanging from a construction crane. Rahnavard is accused by the Iranian government of stabbing two members of its paramilitary force.

Shekari and Rahnavard were both put to death less than a month after they were charged, highlighting how quickly Iran now executes people who have been given death sentences for alleged crimes connected to the protests. According to activists, at least a dozen people have received death sentences in closed-door proceedings. One of the top executioners in the world is Iran.

Since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, who passed away after being arrested by the morality police, Iran has been shaken by protests. Since then, the protests have developed into one of the most significant challenges to the theocracy that Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution erected.

Prior to this year’s protests, Alidoosti had previously criticised the Iranian government and its police force.

 

 

 

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The most recent artist and entertainer from Iran to be imprisoned is Alidoosti. Filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Rasoulof, and Mostafa Al-Ahmad, singer Shervin Hajipour, and the Kurdish rapper Saman Yasin, who resides in Tehran and may soon be executed after being found guilty of “enmity against God” in court at the end of October, are all on the list.

The Oscar-winning movie The Salesman is where Alidoosti is best known for her performance. The competition film Leila’s Brothers and the movie Orca both starred the 38-year-old Alidoosti at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Recently, her Instagram account was deleted. It had 8 million followers at the time.

In spite of the crackdown by the government, Aldoosti won’t leave Iran. She had previously written, “I do not have a passport or a place of residence outside of Iran. When I scream for my rights, I’ll stay and look you in the eyes like all these other normal people.

Alidoosti was detained by police, according to a Telegram post on the account of the official news agency IRNA, for failing to provide “any documents in line with her claims” on social media.

The actress criticised those who remained silent regarding the execution of protester Mohsen Shekari in her most recent post.

I inherited this bravery from the women in my country, who have spent years resisting every aspect of life. I’m not going anywhere, and I’m going to stand by the families of the murdered and imprisoned people and demand their rights. I will stand up for my rights and fight for my house, but most importantly, I believe in the future we are creating together.

This article was contributed to by Melanie Goodfellow.

 

 

 

Social media giants threatened with permanent ban

Also on Saturday, Iran threatened to permanently block WhatsApp and Instagram because activists have been using them since the protests started in September after Amini’s passing.

A letter sent by Iranian authorities earlier this month is still awaiting a response from parent company Meta, according to the head of the National Cyber Center, Abolhassan Firouzabadi, who spoke to a local newspaper about the situation.

Due to allegations that they were “part of the conspiracy against Iran led by the foreign enemies,” the two services have been temporarily blocked.

 

 

Detained a week after her social media post – 
Taraneh Alidoosti arrested
Taraneh Alidoosti arrested
Taraneh Alidoosti
Taraneh Alidoosti

 

IRNA reported that Taraneh Alidoosti, the Oscar-winning star of “The Salesman,” was arrested a week after she posted a message of support for the first person recently put to death for crimes allegedly committed during the protests on Instagram.

The announcement is the most recent in a string of celebrity arrests that have also included actors, influencers, and football players in retaliation for their outspoken support for anti-government protests, which are now in their third month.

Alidoosti was detained, in accordance with a report posted on the official Telegram channel of the state media, because she failed to provide “any documents in support of her claims.” According to the report, a number of additional Iranian celebrities had also ′′been called by the judiciary body over publishing provocative content. It didn’t specify how many or give any additional information.

The 38-year-old actress wrote in her post: “His name was Mohsen Shekari. A disgrace to humanity is every international organisation that observes this bloodshed without doing anything. One of the images she posted to Instagram contained the text, “Your silence means the support of the oppression and the oppressor.”

After being accused by an Iranian court of obstructing a street in Tehran and assaulting a member of the nation’s security forces with a machete, Shekari was put to death on December 9.

 

Executions since the protest began 

 

Majidreza Rahnavard, a second prisoner connected to the protests, was put to death in Iran last week. Rahnavard was brutally warned by leaving his dead body hanging from a construction crane. Rahnavard is accused by the Iranian government of stabbing two members of its paramilitary force.

Shekari and Rahnavard were both put to death less than a month after they were charged, highlighting how quickly Iran now executes people who have been given death sentences for alleged crimes connected to the protests. According to activists, at least a dozen people have received death sentences in closed-door proceedings. One of the top executioners in the world is Iran.

Internet restrictions, according to government critics, are an effort to stop the spread of information, images, and videos about the protests and the ensuing government crackdown that resulted in several hundred fatalities.

 

 

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