Iran sentenced a sixth protester to death and arrested a well-known actress for showing herself uncovered in a video

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Protests against the Persian regime have been heavily suppressed by security forces and so far there have been 342 deaths and thousands of people arrested

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Iran sentenced a sixth protester to death and arrested a well-known actress for being unveiled in a video

Referential image of a group of people lighting a bonfire during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the “morality police” of the Islamic Republic, in Tehran, Iran. September 21, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A revolutionary court in Tehran on Sunday sentenced a prisoner accused of participating in protests against the Iranian regime to death since mid-September, in the sixth sentence to be hanged in a week. In addition, the Iranian actress Hengameh Ghaziani was arrested hours after sharing a video on social networks in which she appears defiantly without a veil.

The defendant , who is not named, was sentenced to the maximum sentence for wounding a basiji-Islamic militant- with a bladed weapon, blocking a street in the capital, stopping cars and causing insecurity, reported the news agency Mizan, of the Judiciary.

These crimes carried the charge of “war against god”, a term used in Iranian justice to describe major crimes against the state or Islam.

The sentence can be appealed before the Supreme Court of the Persian country.

The Iranian Justice had sentenced six people to death since last Sunday for their participation in the protests that have been shaking Iran for more than two months.

The Iranian actress Hengameh Ghaziani has been arrested hours after sharing a video on social media in which she appears defiantly without a veil, in the midst of the protests that are rocking Iran.

The six convicted were accused of “war against god” and “corruption on earth” , a concept that encompasses a series of crimes against public safety and Islamic morality.

For her part, the arrest of the actress occurs after yesterday she posted a video on Instagram in which she appears defiantly without a veil and staring at the camera and then turns around, shows her long hair and grabs a ponytail. /p>

This may be my last post. From this moment on, whatever happens to me, know that as always I am with the Iranian people until my last breath, “she wrote next to the video.

Winner of two Crystal Simorgh film awards, the largest film festival in the Persian country, and a Hafez award, Ghaziani is the latest celebrity to show her support for the protests rocking the country.

Iran has been experiencing protests since the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, after being detained three days earlier by the Morality Police for allegedly wearing the Islamic headscarf incorrectly.

Protests in Iran

The protests are carried out above all by young people and women shouting “woman, life, freedom”, who launch slogans against the Government and burn veils, one of the symbols of the Islamic Republic and something unthinkable not long ago.

The mobilizations have been heavily repressed by security forces and 342 deaths have been recorded so far, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights.

In addition, some 2,000 people have been accused of various crimes, twenty of them facing the death penalty.

So far five people have been sentenced to death for their participation in the demonstrations.

Ghaziani faces heavy penalties for his courageous act, which could cost him a long prison sentence.

Among the 15,000 arrested by the protests are activists, lawyers, singers and people from the world of cinema, in addition to l least 63 journalists.

(With information from EFE)