Iran targets famous protest supporters as movement spreads

As protests in Iran against women’s rights grow, the Islamic establishment is now trying to suppress the voices of the most visible supporters of a hitherto leaderless movement: celebrities.

Many prominent Iranian actors, directors, artists, poets and sports professionals have publicly supported those protesting against the Islamic Republic’s morality laws, following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody for having allegedly violated the country’s strict dress code.


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