Iran arrests a famous actress in connection with the protests
The Iranian authorities arrested a famous Iranian actress, against the background of the protests ravaging the country.
Traneh Alidoosti was arrested on Saturday night on charges of “spreading false information and supporting anti-revolutionary circles,” according to the pro-government Tasnim news agency.
This charge often leads to long prison terms.
Alidoosti was one of the highest paid and most internationally recognized actresses in Iran.
Alidoosti posted a photo of herself without a headscarf on her Instagram page, in a public show of solidarity with the protesters.
In doing so, Alidoosti put her career on the line, because wearing the hijab is compulsory for women in Iran.
The actress was praised both domestically and abroad for her courage.