A famous Iranian actor removes the mandatory headscarf in protest Iran
One IranOn Wednesday, its most famous actors posted a picture of themselves on social media without the headscarf required for women in the Islamic Republic.
Tarane Alidosty’s obvious disrespect comes as After Mahsa Amini’s death, protests broke out across the country for weeks. A 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman died in mid-September after being arrested by Tehran’s morality police for allegedly violating the country’s strict dress code for women.
Alidoost, one of the most popular actors left IranA person who publicly supports the protest movement has published a picture of himself with an open head on his official Instagram account.
He held up the Kurdish slogan of the protest movement: “Jin. Jiyan. Free.” (Woman. Life. Freedom.)
Days ago on Instagram, the actress promised to stay in her homeland “at any cost”, saying that she intends to stop working and instead support the families of those killed or arrested during the protest.
“I am the one staying here and I have no intention of leaving,” said the 38-year-old, denying having a foreign passport or place of residence.
“I will stay, I will stop working. I will stand by the families of the prisoners and those killed. I will be their protector,” he said.
“I will fight for my house. I will pay any price to stand up for my rights, and most importantly, I believe in what we are building together today,” he added.
Alidosti has been prominent in the Iranian film scene since his youth and also starred in the latest film of the famous director Said Rustayi. Leila’s brotherswhich was shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
She is known as an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and broader human rights in Iran.
Iranian cinema figures were under pressure even before the start of the protest movement sparked by Amini’s death. Award-winning directors Mohammad Rasulof and Jafar Panahi remain in custody after being located was arrested earlier this year.
When major protests rocked the country in November 2019, Alidostyi declared that Iranians were “millions of captives” rather than citizens.
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