The UK trade union Equity today adds its voice to international condemnation of the Iranian authorities following reports of executions and death sentences conferred onto protesters, including 26-year-old theatre actor Hossein Mohammadi.
Equity's International Committee for Artists Freedom understands that a number of performers expressing solidarity with the protesters have also been arrested. The most high profile name currently being Taraneh Alidoosti, one of Iran's most famous actors.
Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming said:
Rosamund Shelley, Chair of the International Committee for Artists Freedom, a voluntary committee of activists who lead the union’s campaigns against censorship and persecution of artists globally, said:
Equity will shortly be writing to the UK Foreign Office to ask them to advocate for the release of Taraneh Alidoosti and Hossein Mohammadi.