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Islamic Republic of Iran: ‘We will take action against the celebrities who have fanned the flames of the riots’



They’ll likely be charged with spreading corruption on earth, which is an actual crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“The only reward for those who make war upon Allah and his messenger and struggle to spread corruption on earth will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, or be expelled from the land. Such will be their degradation in this world, and in the hereafter, theirs will be an awful doom.” (Qur’an 5:33)

“Iran targets celebrities, media over Mahsa Amini protests,” AFP, September 29, 2022:

Iran stepped up pressure on celebrities and journalists Thursday over the wave of women-led protests sparked by outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini, after she was arrested by the Islamic republic’s morality police.

Filmmakers, athletes, musicians and actors have backed the demonstrations, and many saw it as a signal when the national football team remained in their black tracksuits when the anthems were played before a match in Vienna against Senegal.

“We will take action against the celebrities who have fanned the flames of the riots,” Tehran provincial governor Mohsen Mansouri said, according to the ISNA news agency.

Iran’s judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei similarly charged that “those who became famous thanks to support from the system have joined the enemy when times are difficult”.

The warnings came after almost two weeks of protests across Iran and a deadly crackdown that human rights group Amnesty International says has been marked by “ruthless violence by security forces”.

Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights has reported a death toll of at least 83 people, including children….