She was arrested with her head held high. Like many other women for several months now, the Iranian actress has decided to risk her life to defend women's rights in her country. She posted Saturday, November 19, 2022 on Instagram a video of her, without a veil, in the middle of the street. She was arrested on Sunday, along with seven other personalities.
Eye to eye, Hengameh Ghaziani has decided to challenge power . In a video posted Saturday on Instagram and viewed nearly 500,000 times, the Iranian actress displayed herself without a headscarf, in the middle of the street, in support of the protest movement triggered by the death in detention of the young student of 22 years, Mahsa Amini . She was arrested by the security services on Sunday, official media said. She's risking her life... At least. 342 protesters were killed in the crackdown , according to Iran Human Rights (IHR) and at least 15,000 people have been arrested.
The video, filmed in what appears to be a shopping street, shows Hengameh Ghaziani with her hair down and staring intently at the camera. The actress then turns around to make a ponytail, as do other women before going to demonstrate. The 52-year-old says in the caption, with sad lucidity, that this may be her ' last message '.' From now on, whatever happens to me, know that as always I am with the Iranian people until my last breath “, she adds.
Iranian actress Hengameh Ghaziani yesterday: This may be my last post. I want you to know that no matter what happens to me, I will be with the Iranian people until my last breath.- Farid Vahid (@Farid Vahid) November 20, 2022
She was arrested today. #Iran #MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/R84ZslYik7
According to the official Irna news agency, he was arrested on the grounds of inciting and supporting the 'riots' and communicating with opposition media. In recent weeks, the actress had strongly criticized the repression of the protest movement, accusing the authorities of having killed children and young people during the demonstrations.
Simultaneously with his arrest, seven other personalities from cinema, politics and sport were arrested by the Iranian government for having published 'provocative' content in support of the protest movement, announced the agency of the judicial authority. . Among them is Persepolis FC football club coach Yahya Golmohammadi, who last week criticized national team players for not ' bring the voice of the oppressed people to the ears of the authorities “, after the meeting of the Iranian selection with President Ebrahim Raïssi. Two former reformist deputies, Mahmoud Sadeghi and Parvaneh Salahshouri, were also arrested for having openly supported the protest movement.
It began last September, after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd arrested by the morality police for violating the strict dress code forcing women in particular to wear the veil in public.
Another form of claim for freedom in Iran: during the match between the Iranian team and the English team, Monday, November 21 for its entry into the Football World Cup, Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem , keeping silence on the lawn...
' As soon as the first notes of the anthem sounded, high-pitched whistles came from the turn of the 3,000 Iranian supporters, mingled with shouts, as a few supporters held up Woman, Life, Freedom signs, the slogan of the demonstrators. At the end of the match (6-2 for England), some Iranian supporters chanted 'Death to Khamenei', the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, but some of them mentioned the presence of agents who had come of Tehran, with the collaboration of the local police ', reports The team south are site.Source journaldesfemmes.fr