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Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Released After Being Jailed For Backing Protests

On Wednesday, Iranian state media reported that top Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti was released on bail after being imprisoned for supporting protests.

After being held for weeks for criticizing the government’s crackdown on anti-government protests that have rocked the Islamic Republic for the past months, she was finally released on bail.

Bail Has Been Granted To The Actress In Connection With Her Arrest

A local media report reported on Sunday that a famous Iranian actress, who was arrested last month after supporting months-long protests across the country, has been released on bail following her arrest on charges of spreading falsehoods, according to local reports.

On Wednesday, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported that Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning movie The Salesman, was released on bail, reports Iranian state news agency Anadolu Agency. A couple of hours earlier, her mother, Nadereh Hakim Elahi, had also posted on Instagram that her daughter was about to be released.

Zahra Minooei, Alidoosti’s lawyer, told ISNA’s semiofficial news website on Wednesday afternoon that Alidoosti had been released today after posting bail, according to the semiofficial website.

Over 600 artists and filmmakers joined forces to call for Alidoosti’s release in a recent open letter signed by more than 600 people. In addition to condemning her detention, the Cannes Film Festival urged her to be released as soon as possible.

On December 17, Alidoosti Was Sentenced To Prison

During the nationwide protests that erupted in September after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in the custody of morality police, Alidoosti was jailed on December 17 for expressing solidarity with the first man executed for crimes allegedly committed.

This actress was among several Iranian celebrities who supported the protests, criticizing the government’s violent crackdown on dissent and the government’s methods of repression. The biggest protests that the country has seen since the 1979 revolution has taken place over the last four months since the death of Amini.

Since the 1979 revolution, the Shiite-ruled Islamic Republic has faced a series of legitimacy challenges, which have been sparked by the death of a young Kurdish woman held by the moral police, which has posed one of the biggest legitimacy challenges since the 1979 revolution to the Shiite-ruled Islamic Republic.

The protests throughout the country have continued since Amini’s death, with people calling for the downfall of the country’s clerical rulers calling for the removal of women’s headscarves and taking off and burning them in a show of anger.

As a statement of solidarity with the demonstrations in which women played a prominent role, dozens of Iranian actresses and artists have taken to social media to post images of themselves without the mandatory hijab.

Abou Taraneh Alidoosti

In the year 1984 he was born in Tehran on January 12. Alidoosti’s father, Hamid Alidoosti, was a member of the Iranian national football team. She began her acting career in 2000 after attending Amin Tarokh’s acting school. The film I’m Taraneh, 15 (2002), which has since become her major success, was her first role.

The 55th Locarno film festival awarded her a silver Leopard, and Iran’s biggest film festival, Fajr, awarded her a Cristal Simorgh. The next time she appeared was three years later, in Beautiful City (2004) (Beautiful city), directed by Asghar Farhadi. Her subsequent movies with Asghar Farhadi are Fireworks Wednesday (2006) and About Elly (2009).

She is also slated to appear in the October 2008 release of Canaan (2008) by ‘Mani Haghighi.’ This is Varuzh Karim-Masihi’s latest film, Doubt (2009), which is currently being shot in Tehran. Mohammad Rahmanian wrote and directed two theater plays featuring her as well.

However, the actress has now been released from jail and is back home. So, in your opinion, does she deserve your support? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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