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Iranian Actress Dehghan “Summoned” After Posting Picture Without Hijab

December 5, 2022
1 min read
Iranian Actress Dehghan “Summoned” After Posting Picture Without Hijab

Tehran prosecutors have reportedly summoned an actress who last month published a picture of herself in a public place without the mandatory headscarf.

Fars news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, said that Shaghayegh Dehghan was summoned on December 5 for "breaking the norms."

Shakerdoost did not confirm the report.

Many Iranian artists have been arrested since the beginning of nationwide protests sparked by the September death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police,

The Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds, Khaneh Cinema, said on November 14 that 100 artists had been detained or banned from leaving the country.

Khaneh Cinema later announced it would ask its members to refrain from cooperating with film and television projects and to protest the security forces’ brutal crackdown on protesters and artists.

After a confidential meeting of parliament members with the judiciary on November 29, IRNA news agency quoted a lawmaker as saying: "The MPs called for a serious crackdown on well-known people who played in the enemy's ground and fanned the fire of sedition in recent months."

The summoning and arrest of artists and other famous figures have since intensified.

Shervin Hajipour, Katayoun Riahi and Hangame Ghaziani are among the artists who were detained and later released.

Others, including Toumaj Salehi, Sohila Golestani, Hamid Azarpour and Ali Shadman are still in detention, some of them facing heavy charges.

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