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Iranian actress Mitra Hajjar arrested

Update : 05 Dec 2022, 13:57

Acclaimed Iranian film and television actress Mitra Hajjar has been arrested for expressing solidarity with the ongoing protests in Iran.

She was arrested after a search of her apartment,” Mehdi Kohian, a member of follow-up committee for arresting artists, the IRNA news agency reports on December 3.

On Saturday, Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANa) took to Twitter and wrote, “Iranian actress and environmentalist‌ #Mitra_Hajjar was arrested by security forces.#Iran #IranProtests.”

As per media reports, in November 2022, Hajjar was one of the artists summoned by prosecutors and questioned about “provocative” content posted online amid a wave of popular protests caused by the death in September of a 22-year-old woman who was detained by the morality police.

Since September 16, Iran has been witnessing demonstrations protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, after she was arrested by the morality police for violating the strict dress code in Iran.

Thousands of people have been arrested in connection with the protests, including leading figures from the arts, politics and sports. 

 

 

 

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