Angelina Jolie has addressed the ongoing protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
The Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian took to her Instagram and shared a series of photos of protests around the country after Amini’s death sparked a global debate about “women’s freedom” in Iran.
Jolie penned a moving tribute to the country’s “brave” women and wrote, “Respect to the brave, provocative and fearless women of Iran.”
She wrote to her 13.7 million followers: “All those who have survived and resisted for decades, those taking to the streets today, and Masha Amini and all young Iranians like her.”
“Women don’t need their morals policed, their minds re-educated, or their bodies controlled. They need freedom to live and breathe without violence or threats,” said the Eternals says the actress.
Jolie concluded her note by saying, “To the women of Iran, we see you.”
The final image of his post featured text that read, “Protests in Iran are in their 12th consecutive night. They started in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody.
“Since the protests began, riot police have attacked protesters with brutal force and more than 70 people are believed to have been killed.”