Prominent Iranian Actor Arrested After Voicing Support For Protests

Iran arrested a prominent actor on December 17 after she voiced support for the 3-month-old protest movement triggered by the death of a woman in custody, Iranian media reported. Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, was detained for "publishing false and distorted content and inciting chaos," the Tasnim news agency reported. She is best known for her role in the Oscar-winning 2016 film The Salesman. Alidoosti's most recent social media post was on December 8.