Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Iranian authorities is understood to have indicted two well-known actresses, particularly Katayoun Riahi (61) and Pantea Bahram (53), for displaying photographs of themselves with out carrying a scarf or hijab.
“They dedicated a criminal offense by eradicating the hijab in public and posting it on the web,” the Tasnim information company stated Monday (24/4/2023) night, quoted by AFP, Tuesday (25/4/2023).
In the meantime, if the report ends in prosecution, then the 2 senior actresses have the potential to be topic to sanctions within the type of fines or jail sentences.
Earlier this month, police stated they might begin utilizing “sensible” know-how in public locations to crack down on girls who defy Iran’s necessary costume code.
Final week, a photograph of Bahram went viral after she posed with no headband at a movie screening. Riahi, in the meantime, posted a number of photographs taken in public locations round Tehran the place she was not carrying a scarf.
As is well-known, the requirement for ladies to put on the headband in public was enforced shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
The variety of girls in Iran who’ve defied the costume code has elevated because the wave of protests. This follows the dying of Mahsa Amini, 22, on September 16 final 12 months in Kurdish-Iranian custody for allegedly violating the costume code.
As of April 16, authorities stated that they had closed 150 industrial institutions whose staff didn’t adjust to the costume code.
Bahram and Riahi have received a number of awards at Iran’s main movie occasion, the Fajr Worldwide Movie Competition.
In November, Riahi was launched on bail after greater than every week in detention for posting a photograph to Instagram in solidarity with Amini’s protests, exposing herself with no headband.
She is the primary Iranian actress to publish such footage on social media in assist of the protest motion.
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