Iran: Actors without headscarves support protests over Amini’s death

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Iranian actresses where they didn’t wear scarf gathered to express their support for demonstrations in the Iranaccording to a video posted on social media.

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The small gathering is the latest protest by Iranian artists aligned with the protest movement sparked by death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by the morality police for violating the dress code that requires Iranian women to be covered.

The short video features the director and actress Soheila Golestani walking in a park with bare head, stopping at the foot of the stairs and looking at the camera. He is accompanied by eight other women and four men, who strike the same pose without saying a word.

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The exact location is not apparent.

Soheila Golestani posted the video on her Instagram account late Sunday night and wrote: “the show is over and the truth is out. Our true heroes are the anonymous ones.”

The video, as APE-MPE notes, was also posted by director Hamid Pourazari, who was also present in the park. All the participants were actors, according to the London-based news website Iran Wire.

Since the beginning of the mobilizations, many Iranian artists have defied the Iranian regime by removing the headscarf.

Among them, the actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who stated that her intention is to remain in her country at all costs.

Two more famous actresses, Hengameh Gaziani and Katayoun Riahi, have been arrested for their support of the challenge movement. Hengameh Ghaziani was arrested on November 20 and released on bail, according to the IRNA news agency.

Other Iranian cinema figures in jail include Mohammad Rasoulov and Jafar Panahi, who were arrested before the protest movement began.

Source: News Beast

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