Taraneh Alidoosti Detained for Supporting a Man Executed During Protests
Following a post on Instagram expressing her support for a man who was recently executed for alleged crimes committed during a nationwide protest, the Oscar-winning Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti was taken into custody and charged with spreading false information about the protests sweeping the nation.
Alidoosti, the Oscar-winning star of “The Salesman,” was “detained a week after she published the post on Instagram expressing solidarity with the first man recently executed for crimes committed during the nationwide protests,” according to state-run media, IRNA, on Saturday.
The well-known actress was detained, according the story that appeared on the media’s official Telegram channel, since she failed to present “any evidence in support of her assertions.”
He went under the name Mohsen Shekari. She had stated in her tweet that “any international organization that is observing this bloodshed and does not take action is a shame to humanity.”
However, the Iranian authorities quickly seized and jailed her after determining that the tweet was propagating untruth.
Along with Alidoosti, the authorities detained Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi, two more well-known actresses, for expressing support for demonstrators on social media.
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.
Since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who passed away after being held by the morality police on September 16 after being caught for improperly donning her hijab, Iran has been shaken by widespread protests.