Iran arrests prominent actress amid protests

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti on May 26, 2022 [LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images]

A prominent Iranian film actress and feminist Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested on Saturday over her support of months-long protests in the country, reports Anadolu Agency. Iranian judiciary-affiliated Mizan News said a number of celebrities were summoned to the prosecutor's office in Tehran to explain their recent statements and provide evidence to substantiate their claims. The report said that Alidoosti, who is best known for Asghar Farhadi's 2016 Oscar-winning film "The Salesman", did not submit any documents to support her claims. The report further said that the actress was arrested "on judicial orders." It was not immediately clear who else had been summoned by the prosecutor's office on charges of "publishing provocative material in support of street riots", in reference to […] Source

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