Elnaaz Norouzi, the Iranian born actor identified for her work within the Netflix sequence Sacred Video games, has joined the huge protest by ladies in opposition to Iran’s “morality police” by asserting their proper to put on something they need.
Ms Norouzi in a video posted on her Instagram account joined the protest by stripping a number of layers of garments to make a degree about what she desires to put on and nobody can cease her.
“Each lady, wherever on the earth, no matter the place she is from, ought to have the fitting to put on no matter she wishes and when or wherever she wishes to put on it. No man nor another lady has the fitting to guage her or ask her to decorate in any other case,” Ms Norouzi wrote within the Instagram submit.
“Everybody has completely different views and beliefs and so they should be revered. Democracy means the ability to determine…Each Girl ought to have the ability to determine over her personal physique. I’m not selling nudity, I’m selling freedom of alternative,” she wrote.
Earlier than she began a profession in performing, Ms Norouzi had been working for greater than 10 years as a global mannequin for manufacturers like Dior, Lacoste and Le Coq Sportive, to call a number of.
She was educated in Persian conventional dance. In India, she has been studying the Kathak dance.
For over a decade, Iranian ladies who’ve ventured outside, even for a easy errand, have finished so with the concern of operating foul of the infamous morality police.
These present in breach of the Islamic republic’s strict gown code face being hauled into one of many vice items’ green-and-white vans for a lecture on put on their headband, or a brutal beating.
Many Iranian lady have confronted far worse. One in all them was Mahsa Amini, 22, who was picked up by the morality police in Tehran on September 16 and declared lifeless three days later.
Her dying — which activists say was attributable to a blow to the top, and authorities blame on a pre-existing medical situation — has set off a wave of protests during which ladies have burnt their hijab headscarves.