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Prominent Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Released on Bail After Criticizing Crackdown on Anti-Government Protests

Prominent Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-winning film “The Salesman,” was released on bail Wednesday after nearly three weeks in jail for criticizing a crackdown on anti-government protests. Alidoosti was among several Iranian celebrities to express support for the nationwide protests and criticize the authorities’ violent clampdown. Since September, women across Iran have been defying strict hijab rules…