Iran Actress Jail News: A famous actress in Iran has been sentenced to two years in prison for not wearing a hijab in public. The actress was sentenced on Wednesday, reports Fars news agency.
According to local reports, Iranian actress Afsaneh Bayegan has been sentenced to two years in prison for wearing a headscarf and not following the hijab law. Along with this, he has been suspended for five years. According to Iranian law, women are required to cover their heads and necks in public. In Iran, there is a provision of punishment for not wearing a burqa in a public place.
Court orders treatment for mental disorder
During the hearing, the court directed Byegan to undergo treatment for mental disorder. The court accepted that the actress is mentally ill. He is suffering from the mental illness of anti-family personality. In such a situation, they need treatment. Not only this, the court also ordered him to visit a psychiatric center weekly and submit a health certificate after his treatment.
Ban on use of social media
He has also been banned from using social media and leaving the Islamic Republic for two years, Fars news agency reported, citing the court’s decision. The decision came after the 61-year-old actress appeared without a headscarf at a film festival. This picture of him went viral on social media, after which action was taken against him.
Significantly, Bayegan had given her support to the protests after the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody last year, after which she was on the target of the government. Let us tell you that women in Iran have to face many restrictions ranging from cycling to taking selfies, smoking hookah, going to cafes and wearing clothes.
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