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Taraneh Alidoosti: Top Iran actress who supported protests arrested

Multimedia 11:13 18 Dec, 2022
Iranian authorities have arrested one of the country's best known actresses
Taraneh Alidoosti: Top Iran actress who supported protests arrested

Taraneh Alidoosti was detained on charges of "spreading falsehoods" about the protest movement that has gripped the country, state media said, Qazet.az reports.

In an Instagram post last week, she condemned the execution of a man over his involvement with the protests. 

Ms Alidoosti is best known for her role in the Oscar-winning film The Salesman.

In her post, the 38-year-old took aim at some international organisations for not speaking out against the execution of Mohsen Shekari.