Two Iranian actresses arrested as authorities ramp up crackdown on anti-regime protesters
Two well-known Iranian actresses have been arrested by safety forces after they confirmed assist for the protest motion gripping the nation, as authorities intensify their crackdown on dissidents.
Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi had been arrested on separate events for publicly backing the nationwide protests, in line with the semi-official Tasnim Information Company.
Since September, the nation has seen widespread demonstrations, triggered by the loss of life of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini whereas within the custody of Iran’s morality police. Amini, a Kurdish Iranian girl, died after being detained for allegedly for not carrying her hijab correctly.
Riahi was arrested by Iranian safety forces on Sunday, Tasnim Information Company reported. The actress, who is understood for her roles in tv sequence “Joseph the Prophet” and “the Tenth Night time,” in addition to movies equivalent to “The Final Supper,” had posted a video of herself with no scarf to her Instagram account on September 18 – two days after Amini’s loss of life.
In a separate incident, Ghaziani, who is understood in Iran for her appearances in movies equivalent to “As Easy as That” and “Days of Life,” posted a video on her Instagram account Saturday which confirmed the Iranian actress in public with no scarf, tying up her free hair in a ponytail.
“This may be my final put up. From this second on, if something occurs to me, know that I’ll all the time be with the folks of Iran till my final breath,” she stated within the caption.
Ghaziani was arrested by safety forces in possession of a courtroom order simply at some point after the video was posted, in line with Tasnim Information Company.
She was then delivered to the prosecutor’s workplace and charged with performing in opposition to Iranian safety and fascinating in propaganda actions directed in opposition to the Iranian regime, in line with the state affiliated Fars Information Company.
On Sunday, Iran’s judiciary stated it had sentenced to loss of life a sixth individual accused of participating in current protests, in line with Tasnim Information Company.
Citing the Iranian judiciary, the company stated a demonstrator who blocked site visitors throughout a current protest on Tehran’s Sattar Khan Avenue and clashed with members of the Basij militia was given the loss of life penalty.
All loss of life sentences issued are “preliminary and could be appealed” in Iran’s Courtroom of Attraction, Tasnim added.
At the least 378 folks have been killed by Iranian safety forces in complete, together with 47 kids killed within the nation since September, in line with Iran Human Rights on Saturday
CNN can not independently confirm the loss of life toll – a exact determine is not possible for anybody exterior the Iranian authorities to substantiate – and completely different estimates have been given by opposition teams, worldwide rights organizations and native journalists.
4 of Iran’s Kurdish cities have seen significantly intense clashes in current days, with 13 folks killed over the previous 24-hours, activist Azhin Shekhi from the Norway-based Hengaw Group for Human Rights informed CNN on Monday.
Casualties had been recorded in Kermanshah Province, West Azerbaijan Province and Kurdistan Province – the place nearly all of Iran’s Kurdish inhabitants reside – in line with Hengaw.
The loss of life toll since Tuesday final week has risen to 41 folks killed in Kurdish cities, Shekhi added.
An Iranian MP representing Mahabad, which was the capital of a short-lived Kurdish breakaway republic in northwest Iran in 1946, stated that at the least 11 folks had been killed within the metropolis alone.
Jalal Mahmoodzadeh was quoted in a reformist media outlet, saying it’s unclear if the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – Iran’s elite navy wing – had been a part of safety forces cracking down in Mahabad, however has written a letter to high navy officers asking them to de-escalate the scenario.
The IRGC launched a press release Sunday saying they had been “strengthening forces” at a base within the northwest of Iran to take care of “terrorists and separatists,” a press release revealed by state-aligned information retailers stated.
The reported loss of life toll adopted feedback from Hengaw to CNN on the weekend that regime forces’ “brutality” had “considerably elevated” in opposition to protesters in the previous few days.