DUBAI: US actress Jessica Chastain took to Twitter on Friday to show solidarity with the nationwide protests that have hit Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini.
Accompanied by a photograph of the actress in a white shirt with Mahsa Amini’s name repeatedly written on it in red ink, Chastain’s tweet read: “It’s been over two months since the death of #MahsaAmini.”
Twenty-two-year-old Amini died in Iran in September after she was detained and allegedly beaten by the morality police for wearing her hijab in an “insufficiently modest” manner.
“Over two months of nationwide protests in Iran. Over two months of the regime’s violent crackdown, killing women, men and children who are fighting for freedom. Stand with Iran. Use your voice,” Chastain wrote.
She also called on the public to show support and help in two simple ways: “1) share any posts you see about what is happening in Iran. This will put a spotlight on the atrocities of the regime. 2) show your support by signing the petitions that are circulating.”
Those petitions include one posted on change.org against the mandatory wearing of the hijab.
Last month, British singer Harry Styles honored Amini during a concert in Chicago. He held up a sign that read: “Stand with the women of Iran. #MahsaAmini.”
Arab News has previously reported that a number of Iranian sportsmen, actors and filmmakers have backed the protests, asking authorities to listen to the people’s demands.