Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti released on bail

After being set free from Evin prison in Tehran, well-known Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti was seen speaking on a mobile phone.

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who had been jailed for 18 days for backing the anti-government protests in her country, was granted bail from Tehran’s Evin prison, according to local media accounts.

Alidoosti has been identified as one of the most renowned figures to be apprehended in the protests that started on September 16 after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian female, died at the hands of the country’s morality police for not following the nation’s dress code.

On December 17, the 38-year-old Alidoosti was apprehended due to the numerous posts she made on social media, for instance, when she removed her hijab and denounced the execution of protesters.

She uploaded an image of herself along with the motto “woman, life, liberty”, which was a well-recognized slogan during the demonstrations.

Since the commencement of the protest movement, Iran has implemented death sentences on at least two demonstrators and has condemned several others to death for offences including “hostility against God”, a crime punishable by death.

The Iranian judiciary’s official news agency, Mizan Online, reported that the woman had been arrested for publishing remarks without any backing, as well as for posting content that was encouraging the street demonstrations.


Image Credit: Gisoo Faghfouri, Sharghdaily, via AP