Iran releases actress Taraneh Alidoosti on bail

STORY: Top Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti

has been released on bail

Date: January 4, 2023

after she was arrested for supporting

anti-government protests in Iran

Photographs show friends welcoming

the actress shortly after her release

Best known for her role in 'The Salesman'

Alidoosti posted a photo of herself on

Instagram in November without a headscarf

holding up a sign that read

"Woman, life, freedom"

a main slogan of demonstrators

who have been taking to the streets

The Islamic Republic has so far executed

two people involved in the mass protests

Rights group HRANA says about

20,000 others have been arrested