At least 40 filmmakers have been detained during the nationwide uprising against the Islamic Republic, said a member of the committee that follows up on the status of arrested artists.
In an interview with The Shag Daily on Saturday, Mehdi Kouhian said some 150 film workers had been subpoenaed, arrested, charged, banned from leaving the country, or banned in various ways by the administration during the recent protests. He said he was persecuted in
He added that most of the detainees were “little-known figures whose families have yet to release their names.”
To protect their privacy, Kouhian said he would not “publish the names of incarcerated artists” unless their families identify them.
According to Kouhian, members of the committee met with one of the judiciary officials on November 30 to demand the release of those arrested. The artist has been arrested. “
Kouhian was talking about the famous movie star Mitra Hajjar, who was recently arrested for several hours.
Previously, two other actresses, Katayun Riahi and Hengame Kajiani, were arrested after posting photos without the mandated hijab in solidarity with women who have led anti-government protests. However, they were later released on bail.
Rap singers Toomaj Salehi and Emad Qavidel, as well as other directors and actors like Soheila Golestani and Hamid Pour Azari, are still in custody.