Personalities of sport and cinema summoned


Iranian justice has summoned eight personalities from cinema, politics and sport, accused of having published « provocative » content in support of the protest movement in Iran, announced the agency of the judicial authority.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the death in custody on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd arrested by vice squad for breaking the country’s strict dress code for women. . The authorities denounce « riots » encouraged by the West and have arrested thousands of people. « Following comments written without evidence on recent events and the publication of provocative material in support of the riots by political figures and celebrities, these people were summoned to the Tehran prosecutor’s office on Saturday to answer the authorities. legal action, » Mizan Online said late Saturday.

Among these personalities are the coach of the football club Persepolis FC Yahya Golmohammadi and the former reformist MPs Mahmoud Sadeghi and Parvaneh Salahshouri. The latter were summoned « to explain themselves on the publication of undocumented or offensive content ». Mr. Golmohammadi had strongly criticized the players of the national team last week for not « bringing the voice of the oppressed people to the ears of the authorities », after the meeting of the Iranian selection with President Ebrahim Raisi.

The two former deputies openly supported the protest movement, particularly on Twitter, and denounced the government’s use of force against the demonstrators. According to Mizan Online, actresses Elnaz Shakerdoust, Mitra Hajjar, Baran Kosari, Sima Tirandaz and Hengameh Ghaziani have been summoned for posting unspecified « provocative content ». As of Sunday, Mr. Golmohammadi and Ms. Kosari’s pages were no longer available on Instagram.

Iranian justice has summoned eight personalities from cinema, politics and sport, accused of having published « provocative » content in support of the protest movement in Iran, announced the agency of the judicial authority. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the September 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a Kurd…



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