Justice summons sports and cinema personalities for “provocative” content

Five actresses, a football coach and two former MPs. The iranian justice summoned eight public figures, accused of having published “provocative” content in support of the protest movement in Iran. “Following comments written without evidence on recent events and the publication of provocative material in support of the riots by political figures and celebrities, these people were summoned to the Tehran prosecutor’s office on Saturday to respond to the authorities. legal proceedings,” Mizan Online said late Saturday.

The club coach soccer Persepolis FC Yahya Golmohammadi had strongly criticized last week the national team players not to “bring the voice of the oppressed people to the ears of the authorities”, after the meeting of the Iranian selection with President Ebrahim Raïsi. The two former reforming deputies Mahmoud Sadeghi and Parvaneh Salahshouri openly supported the protest movement, particularly on Twitter and denounced the government’s use of force against demonstrators.

The latter were summoned “to explain themselves on the publication of undocumented or offensive content”. According to Mizan Online, actresses Elnaz Shakerdoust, Mitra Hajjar, Baran Kosari, Sima Tirandaz and Hengameh Ghaziani have been summoned for posting unspecified “provocative content”. On Sunday, the pages of Yahya Golmohammadi and Baran Kosari were no longer available on instagram.

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