SAG-AFTRA Condemns Iran For Arrest Of Actors & Other Protesters

SAG-AFTRA Condemned the arrest of two Iranian actors and other protesters during recent protests that have shaken the Islamic Republic.

“Recently, two prominent Iranian actors, Hengameh Ghazziani and Katayun Riahi, were arrested for publicly removing their hijabs to show solidarity with the protesters,” the guild said in a statement on Friday. “They were just two of countless people who have been arrested, harassed and killed by the Iranian government since the unrest following the death of Mahsa Amini, who is believed to have been beaten to death went.” Iranof the so-called morality police.

“Two months ago, the Iranian government sentenced two women to death for supporting LGBTQ rights.

“SAG-AFTRA stands in support of the two actors, activists, all supporters of human rights, and the Iranian people, who deserve the right to live without fear of death and imprisonment from cruelty and torture. We passionately look forward to a world where everyone is free to be themselves without being subjected to oppression and violence.”