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A Famous Iranian Actor Has Been Arrested After Posting About The First Protester Executed During Protests Over The Death Of ​​Mahsa Amini

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A Famous Iranian Actor Has Been Arrested After Posting About The First Protester Executed During Protests Over The Death Of ​​Mahsa Amini

Last month, Alidoosti posted a photo of herself on Instagram without her hijab, holding a sign that read “Woman, Freedom, Life,” in Kurdish. She also told her followers that she would stay in Iran “at any price,” and had “no intention of leaving.”

“I will stay, I will halt working,” she wrote, according to CBS News. “I will stand by the families of prisoners and those killed. I will be their advocate.”

Two other Iranian actors, Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi, were arrested last month for supporting the protests, but both have since been released.

Shekari was the first protester to be executed for crimes related to the protests. A second protester, Majidreza Rahnavard, was executed several days later. At least nine others have been sentenced to death, according to the nonprofit Iran Human Rights, but dozens more are at risk of being executed. Since the protests began, at least 495 protesters have been killed, including 68 children, and more than 18,000 have been arrested, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran.

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