CONTESTATION “From now on, whatever happens to me, know that as always I stand with the Iranian people,” writes actress Hengameh Ghaziani , 52, arrested on Sunday by Iranian authorities
he Islamic Republic of Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who was arrested by morality police for breaking a strict dress code requiring women to wear the veil in public. — Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD/AFP
“Perhaps this will be my last message,” she wrote at the end of the day on Saturday” Iranian actress Hengameh Ghaziani has been arrested on Sunday by the security services; for having withdrawn her headscarf in public in a video in support of the protest movement after the death in custody of a young woman, announced official media.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd. years arrested by the morality police for having infringed the strict dress code obliging women in particular to wear wear the veil in public.
“With the people of Iran until’ my last breath”
Hengameh Ghaziani was arrested for inciting and supported the “riots” and communicated with opposition media, said the official Irna news agency. The actress had indicated previously having been summoned by justice then published on her Instagram account a video in which she removes the obligatory headscarf.
“From now on, whatever happens to me, know that as always I stand with the people of Iran untill’ my last breath,” she added in her post on Saturday.
The video, which appears to have been filmed in a shopping street, shows Hengameh Ghaziani bareheaded facing the camera without speaking, then turning around and making a ponytail like other women do before going to demonstrate
Arrested with seven other personalities
In recent weeks, the 52-year-old actress has strongly criticized the repression of the protest movement, accusing the authorities of having killed; children and young people during demonstrations.
On Sunday, the Iranian justice announced to have summoned Hengameh Ghaziani and seven other personalities from cinema, politics and sport, for having published; “provocative” content in support of the protest movement, announced; the agency of the authority
Among these personalities are the coach of the football club Persepolis FC, Yahya Golmohammadi, and the former reform MPs Mahmoud Sadeghi and Parvaneh Salahshouri.
Yahya Golmohammadi strongly criticized national team players last week for not “carrying the voice of the oppressed people” to the ears of the authorities” openly the protest movement, especially on Twitter, and denounced the use of force against the demonstrators.