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Leading Iranian actress who starred in Oscar-winning The Salesman challenges arrest

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Leading Iranian actress who starred in Oscar-profitable The Salesman risks arrest as she poses devoid of scarf in newest higher profile anti-routine protest

  • Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, is a prime Iranian actress who has been vital of the regime 
  • She posted photo of herself devoid of scarf yesterday in help of protests  
  • The demise of Mahsa Amini in law enforcement custody this year has flared a wave of anger

A leading Iranian actress who starred in an Oscar-profitable film has risked arrest soon after she posed without having a headscarf.

Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, who starred in The Salesman – which gained the Most effective Overseas Language Movie award at the Oscars in 2017 – was previously handed a 5-month sentence for sharing a video clip of a morality police officer attacking a lady on a road in Iran for not donning a hijab. 

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Tehran’s notorious ‘morality’ police in September has flared a wave of anger from Iran’s clerical institution. 

The actress posted a photograph of herself yesterday with out a headband and holding a signal that said ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ in Kurdish.

Prime Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, posted a picture of herself yesterday with no a headscarf and holding a indicator that claimed ‘Woman, Lifestyle, Freedom’ in Kurdish

Iranian actress Taranah Alidoosti, pictured in a scene from 2017 Oscar winner The Salesman, has been sentenced to five months in prison, deferred for two years, for reposting a video of a woman being accosted by morality police

Iranian actress Taranah Alidoosti, pictured in a scene from 2017 Oscar winner The Salesman, has been sentenced to five months in jail, deferred for two years, for reposting a online video of a girl being accosted by morality law enforcement

The phrase is a rallying cry for protestors critical of the Iranian routine. 

Other significant-profile figures including Iranian star footballer Sardar Azmoun have thrown their assistance guiding protesters.

On his Instagram tale the Bayern Leverkusen striker said: ‘Shame on you for effortlessly killing the men and women and viva ladies of Iran. Long are living Iranian ladies!’ 

Global media shops normally refer to Alidoosti as the ‘Natalie Portman of Iran’, and she also induced a stir in 2016 for revealing a feminist tattoo at a push meeting for the The Salesman.  

Taraneh Alidoosti is pictured at the Palme D'Or Award, 69th Cannes Film Festival, in France in 2016

Taraneh Alidoosti is pictured at the Palme D’Or Award, 69th Cannes Film Pageant, in France in 2016

Volant Media Uk reported that Alidoosti was summoned to Department Nine of the Lifestyle and Media Prosecutor’s Place of work on January 21, 2020 and was billed with ‘propaganda actions in opposition to the point out.’

She was unveiled on bail soon after being charged and has not nonetheless publicly responded to her sentence.

In 2020 she also she broke rank and criticised the governing administration in Tehran in a article on Instagram, telling her just about six million followers that ‘we are not citizens’ but ‘captives’. 

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