Iran: Regime thugs abduct actors for removing headscarves in wider crackdown on celebrities

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Iran has arrested two prominent actors who expressed solidarity with the country’s protest movement and removed their headscarves in public, according to state media. Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi were both detained after being summoned by prosecutors looking into their ‘provocative’ social media posts, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said. Iran’s clerical leadership has been shaken by more than two months of demonstrations sparked by the [police murder] of Mahsa Amini …. Ghaziani published a video on Instagram of her removing the hijab. ‘Maybe this will be my last post,’ she wrote. ‘From this moment on, whatever happens to me, know that as always, I am with the Iranian people until my last breath.’ … In a post last week, she accused the ‘child-killer’ Iranian government of ‘murdering’ more than 50 children.” (11/21/22)