Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidusti, 38, has been arrested for criticizing the authorities’ response to the ‘hijab protests’. Iranian authorities are trying to block solidarity movements by arresting celebrities who have openly supported recent anti-government protests.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported on the 17th (local time) that Ali Dusti was arrested on the same day on charges of posting false information about her and instigating social disarray. Ali Dousti is a well-known actress who played the lead role in <The Salesman> directed by Ashgarfar Hadi, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017. He has been active in film activities until recently, appearing in Saeed Rustai’s Leila’s Brothers, which received rave reviews at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The arrest of Alidusti was caused by strong criticism of the authorities’ execution of protesters on social media. On the 8th, when protester Mohsen Shekari (23) was executed, he said on social media, “Your silence means support for oppression and dictatorship.” If not, it is a disgrace to humanity.” Last month, she showed solidarity with her hijab protests on social media, posting a picture of herself with her hijab off and her long hair hanging down.
IRNA reported that other Iranian celebrities were also summoned to the judiciary for spreading provocative allegations, and some were arrested. However, the media did not disclose who those were summoned or arrested, and to what extent.
Iranian authorities have been arresting celebrities for publicly expressing support for recent anti-government protests. In November, two other popular Iranian actresses, Hengame Gaziani and Katayoun Liahi, were arrested by the authorities for expressing solidarity with the protesters on social media. Soccer player Boria Gafori was also arrested last month on charges of anti-government agitation. This is interpreted as a message from the authorities that anyone who is in solidarity with the anti-government protests can be arrested. 메이저놀이터
However, within Iran, there are still voices from all walks of life condemning the government’s hard-line suppression of the protests. Iran International said on the same day that Ayatollah Mostafa Mohakek Damad, chairman of the Islamic Studies Group at the Iranian Academy of Sciences, said, “Individuals without knowledge of justice are forcing their opinions on the judiciary.” Reportedly criticizing the clergy.
Damard also criticized the clergy-turned-judges who make judgments at the Iranian Revolutionary Tribunal for “lack of academic background.” In Iran, after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, people with minimal educational backgrounds were appointed as judges through political nominations. Those who lack judicial literacy are becoming a problem by making judgments under the influence of the security forces.