Iranian actresses arrested for supporting protestors
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 162
Two prominent Iranian actresses have been arrested for publicly supporting mass anti-government protests. It is about Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riah, who are accused of conspiring and acting against the Iranian authorities, according to the Irna news agency.
They were detained yesterday by order of the state prosecutor's office. Before her arrest, Ghaziani wrote on social media, “How many children, teenagers and young people have you killed — is it not enough with the bloodshed?” she said in her post.
“I hate you, and your historical reputation”. “This may be my last post,” she added. “From this moment on, whatever happens to me, know that I will be with the people of Iran until my last breath,” she wrote in the post.
The Iranian Short Film Association released a statement last week
“We as filmmakers have faced many red lines in the past years, such as the prohibition of topics like child-killing and violence against children,” the Iranian Short Film Association said in a statement last week.
“From now on, we will live and work in the reality”. “You will pay for the blood of these pure children that you have killed,” Mr. Farhadi said in an Instagram post. Both women had previously appeared in public without headscarves as a gesture of solidarity with protesters, who have been protesting since September following the death of Mahsa Amini (22) in police custody.
In a press conference held before Iran's first match against England on Sunday, Ehsan Hajsafi, the captain of the team, gave the following statement: “We have to accept that the conditions in our country are not right and our people are not happy.
We are here, but it does not mean that we should not be their voice, or we must not respect them,” he added. She was arrested by police in the capital, Tehran, for allegedly violating strict hijab rules. She died three days after her arrest.
There were reports that the police beat her with a baton and hit her head against a vehicle, but they denied this, saying she had a heart attack.