The religious regime of Iran announced this Wednesday that at least 12 actresses will be prohibited from working for having been in public spaces without the veilwhich women are obliged to wear there in the islamic republic.
“Those who do not respect the law will not be able to work”the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance told reporters, Mohammad Mehdi Esmailiwhen confirming journalistic reports, reported the AFP news agency.
Iranian media stated that a dozen actresses who violated the rules requiring the wearing of the Islamic veil are banned from acting in films, including performers known as Taraneh Alidoosti, Katayoun Riahi and Fatemeh Motamed-Aria.
Iran saw a wave of protests last year due to the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian girl who died while she was detained for allegedly violating the strict dress code that governs women.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, died during protests and thousands were detained for participating in demonstrations that Iranian authorities described as “riots” orchestrated by Western countries.
During the protests several actresses and celebrities appeared without veils on social networks
Alidoostione of the best known actresses of Iranwho has participated in films with renowned director Asghar Farhadi, including the Oscar-winning “The client”was imprisoned in 2022 for supporting the protests.
In Iran It has been mandatory for women to cover their necks and heads since 1983, after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, which converted the former absolute monarchy into an Islamic theocracy.