On Wednesday, Hollywood actress and a special envoy for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Angelina Jolie, voiced her respect for Iranian women through uploads on her Instagram page relating to the demonstration.
Jolie’s statement comes after the women took to the streets over the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the Iranian morality police.
Amini’s case has been noticed by the world and condemned by Iranian celebrities, athletes, and other public figures.
“Women don’t need their morals policed, their minds re-educated, or their bodies controlled. They need the freedom to live and breathe without violence or threats. To the women of Iran, we see you #WomanLifeFreedom #MahsaAmini,” read one of Jolie’s posts.
The protests began on Saturday, September 17, during Amini’s funeral in the Kurdish region and are persisting in most parts of the country, sparking conflicts as the security forces sought to repress the demonstrations.
Mahsa fell into a coma briefly after collapsing at a detention center before she was pronounced dead on Friday, September 16.
— Ryū (@aakutagaawa) September 24, 2022
Me & my husband stand with the people of Iran fighting for freedom.
— Britney Spears 🌹🚀 (@britneyspears) October 16, 2022
#MahsaAmini is an Iranian woman who was beaten to death last week in a “re-education center” for not wearing her hijab correctly.
Her death lead to thousands of Iranians taking to the streets, demanding an end to violence and discrimination against women. pic.twitter.com/8OEsuLILeI
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) September 25, 2022
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) September 26, 2022
Iranians are protesting for their basic human rights in the aftermath of the horrific death of Mahsa Zhina Amini. Iranians deserve to live free from violence and intimidation. The world is watching.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 22, 2022
The Iranian people, led by young women, are demonstrating for their freedom and for a better life. The government has responded by killing dozens of protesters. I call upon the Iranian government to address the needs of their citizens, not kill them.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 23, 2022
Hollywood actress and UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra & British model-turned-actress Amy Louise Jackson also expressed their support for the women of Iran.