Popular Iranian actress arrested for removing headscarf

Iranian actress arrested after removing headscarf

“Maybe this will be my last post”

A well-known Iranian woman takes off her headscarf in public. A critic of the regime was arrested shortly afterwards. Before she said it might be the last sign of life. Mullahs are increasingly cracking down on celebrities.


Prominent Iranian actress and vehement critic of the regime Hengameh Ghasiani has been arrested.

Two well-known actresses were arrested in Iran for supporting anti-government protests. Six death sentences have already been handed down in connection with the demonstrations.

Actresses Hengameh Ghasiani, 52, and Katajun Riahi, 60, were taken into custody after removing their headscarves in public, Iranian state media reported on Sunday. The 52-year-old Ghasiani, a critic of the authorities’ crackdown on the protesters, posted a video on Instagram on Saturday night in which she took off her headscarf. She then ties her long hair into a ponytail to the accompaniment of revolutionary music.

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