Taraneh Alidoosti: Iranian authorities launch outstanding actress on bail


One among Iran’s best-known actresses, who was arrested after she criticized the execution of a person concerned in nationwide protests, was launched on bail on Wednesday, state-aligned ISNA stated.

Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred within the 2016 Oscar-winning movie “The Salesman,” had condemned the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, who was killed final month within the first identified execution linked to the protests. Shekari was reportedly convicted of “waging war against God” for allegedly stabbing a member of the Basij paramilitary pressure at a protest in Tehran on September 23.

Alidoosti’s lawyer advised ISNA that she was launched on bail and reformist outlet Shargh Every day revealed an image displaying her on the road after her launch from the infamous Evin jail with out the normal Islamic hijab protecting.

One other image on social media confirmed her holding flowers with supporters after her launch.

Alidoosti, who has appeared in numerous common Iranian TV exhibits, is understood for her activism within the MeToo motion in Iran’s cinema trade and was one in all a number of Iranian celebrities to precise assist for the protests.

Greater than 500 celebrities, actors, playwrights, novelists and administrators had signed an open letter calling for the discharge of Alidoosti. The open letter, titled “Free Taraneh Alidoosti,” was signed by notable figures together with Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Kristen Stewart.

Alidoosti was not formally charged however was initially arrested for “lack of evidence for her claims” in relation to her protest in opposition to the hanging of Shekari.

Often known as a feminist activist, Alidoosti final month revealed an image of herself on Instagram with out the Islamic hijab and holding an indication studying “Women, Life, Freedom” to indicate assist for the protest motion.

A number of Iranians have been sentenced to loss of life by execution throughout the nationwide protests, which had been sparked by the loss of life of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was apprehended by the state’s morality police for allegedly not sporting her hijab correctly.

Her loss of life touched a nerve within the Islamic Republic, with outstanding public figures popping out in assist of the motion. The protests have since coalesced round a variety of grievances with the authoritarian regime.