Pegah Ahangarani: Actress Arrested

"Dissident" was leaving Iran to cover Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany

ANI: A popular Iranian actress and a supporter of the country's opposition movement, has been arrested in Tehran after attempting to travel to Germany to take part in coverage of the women's World Cup. Pegah Ahangarani, 27, was scheduled to go to Germany to participate in TV programs about the FIFA tournament, but was picked up from her home in the capital by security officials on Sunday. Within days of Ahangarani going missing, Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcasting service, which had invited her to Berlin confirmed she had been arrested, the Guardian reports. "The Farsi-language service of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcasting service, has learned from people close to the actress that Ahangarani has been arrested," said the German news organization >>>


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Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Mash Ghasem for the great news

by Anahid Hojjati on

Good news. Hopefully she will not have future problems like this.

Mash Ghasem

پگاه آهنگرانی آزاد شد

Mash Ghasem

پگاه آهنگرانی بازيگر و مستندساز بعد از ۱۵ روز از زندان آزاد شد.

به گزارش کلمه، اين بازيگر سينما که روز گذشته جشن تولد ۲۷ سالگی اش بود امروز با قرار وثيقه از زندان اوين آزاد شد.

پگاه آهنگرانی بازيگر وفرزند منيژه حکمت از کارگردانان کشور و جمشيد
آهنگرانی کارگردان فيلم های “ جوانمرد “ و “ شبيخون “ است. او در دوره
انتخابات رياست جمهوری دو سال پيش در ستاد ميرحسين موسوی فعال بوده است.

پگاه آهنگرانی در روزهای پس از انتخابات احضار و مورد بازجويی قرار
گرفته بود. پيش از اين اعلام شده بود پگاه آهنگرانی قصد دارد جام جهانی
فوتبال زنان را برای شبکه خبری دويچه وله آلمان پوشش دهد. آهنگرانی پيش از
اين جشنواره فيلم برلين را برای اين شبکه پوشش داده بود.

آهنگرانی کارگردان مستند ده نمکی ها نيز هست.

بعد از واکنش ها نسبت به بازداشت اين هنرمند، محسنی اژه‌ای دادستان کل
کشور امروز در نشست خبری هفتگی به عنوان سخنگوی قوه قضاييه خبر از آزادی
قريب الوقوع پگاه آهنگرانی داد. وی همچنين مطرح نمود که پگاه آهنگرانی به
درخواست يک نهاد امنيتی بازداشت شده است.

Darius Kadivar

fetchez La Vache 2 !

by Darius Kadivar on

Chegadre Jomhurykhahan Dado Faryad Meezadand  Az Esteemar Va Censur va Estebdad Dar Zamaneh Pahlavihayeh "Corrupt" ...

"Fetchez La Vache" ...


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by Golinedairani on

"چون ايران نباشد تن من مباد"  Man midunam Mardome Iran khodkhan,, but your statement takes the cake, give me a break she will serve 1-2 years and then run away and write a book, and her implication will be that all Iranian men are rapists???  Are you serious with your comment, thats what you get out of all this.. Khoda komaket kone vaghan... agar eintor fekr mikoni kheyli adame bekhodi asti


Oh give me a

by Zamin on

Oh give me a beak,


She is going to do a max 1-2 years in prison then freed, she like everyother Iranian will flee to Europe and make a book demonizing the Iranian regime.. You know whats the sad part? They don't realize the world doesn't look at the regime differently then the people.. When you call the regime rapists, the world sees it as, "iranian men are rapist".. 


Mash Ghasem

مستند پگاه آهنگرانی - «ده نمکی» - که دليل احتمالی بازداشت اوست

Mash Ghasem

Jeesh Daram

Iranian genocide and cultural holocaust

by Jeesh Daram on

Another example of the Iranian cultural holocaust. 

Please support the innocence of the Iranians. A nation caught in the
turmoil of the world shortages and greeds, in the verge of implosion
from within and explosion from outside. We are victims not victors. The
regime in Iran has been cooperating with the world to keep Iranians
hostage within its boundaries. Iranian passport is worthless, its
currency is worthless, it has the highest rate of brain drain in the world and
yet world press tells us that we are to be attacked just about anytime, should Israel, USA, Nato or Saudi Arabia decides so. We are a brutalized
nation and beware of the Iranian genocide, just like what Iraqis and
Afghans faced with. 

Iranian genocide and cultural Holocaust in progress.


حمايت مردم از پگاه آهنگرانی در سالن های سينما با شعار مرگ بر ديک



"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


My salute to ALL brave Iranians,

by Bavafa on

specially the brave Iranian women who are paying such high price to gain their freedom and equal rights.

ALL political prisoners MUST be freed without delay or any precondition.

'Vahdat' is the main key to victory 



پـــگـاه آهـنـگـرانی را آزاد کنید

Amir Normandi

با در بند کشیدن پگاه آهنگرانی نـداهای آزادی خواهی خاموش نخواهد شد

زندان های جمهوری اسلامی به زودی ویران خواهند شد

امیر نورمندی



by yolanda on

Thank you, IranMarzban! I just hope she will be released soon! Things don't look good now......I read this article yesterday:


Here is the hightlights, IRI is on offence:

The United Nation's Human Rights Council in Geneva appointed a human rights investigator for Iran last March. Ahmad Shaheed, the former foreign minister of Maldives, was chosen by the council to review recent reports of human rights violations in Iran.

Mohammad-Javad Larijani said the appointment of a special rapporteur is a "one-sided and baseless move that has no logical meaning." He added that Iran will only accept the UN rapporteur if the UN sends special rapporteurs to the U.S.-controlled Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib Prisons as well as Israeli prisons.


We need to focus on political prisoners in Iran, not just MEK, MKO, PMOI.......Did NIAC make any statement supporting this lady? I did not hear a sound!

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks yolanda for the update about all sites

by Anahid Hojjati on

on facebook for "Pegah Ahangarani". I am not surprised that she is so popular. She is really charming actress. I have seen movies with actresses like "Niki karimi" and Hatami and few other famous ones. However, may be because Pegah started very young, she brought a playfulness to some of her roles that other ones who were playing women rather than young girls did not show.



by IranMarzban on

yolanda she is very talented and popular right now there is a movie of her in cinemas it`s called "vorrod aghayan mamone" which is a great movie and is on top of box office




by yolanda on

I have no idea what the UN rapporteur is doing? His silence is deafening. Is he on some type of "Stealth" mission? Did he sneak into Iran under cover? Is he writing his report? It is so easy to get arrested in Iran! So easy! The good thing is the this lady is very popular; her fame is her best protection for the time being! There are total 8 websites on facebook for this lady, 3 sites are "Free Pegah Ahangarani" sites. She has combined total 8000 fans and supporters on facebook!


People's struggle in Iran is for "the minimum human rights"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Correct, thank you.

And may I add the other araes which people are and  will be increasingly struggle for and the corrupt regime would not deliver:

Jobs, food, accomodation, healthcare, education 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


This is the proof the system is NOT reformable

by aynak on

Listen to sec 51 to minute 1:34.    That captures the jist of the struggle in Iran, for the minimum human rights, which have not moved even an inch forward.  The proof is in those who said they *Believe* in this system and *Want* this system, to work, and yet are all in prison or dead.

Any thing that won't bend, will break.   Just a matter of time.


ایران برای همه ایرانیان
رای ایرانیان - دولت ایرانیان
نه ولایت وقیح نه پادشاه سفیه







by IranMarzban on

i hope she is fine she is a great actress and person 



You soud very much like that

by vildemose on

You sound very much like that loony character Daruish and sp...A chauvanist pig...


"Pendar palid"

by پندارنیک on

Why our lady vildemose doesn't go to the movies or clubs for being entertained by those who are professionals in the showbiz, instead of getting a cheap buzz out of calling me names is truly beyond me; some of those places run ladies free nights for the weekends............Real ladies, however, don't need those kinds of distractions in order to behave properly in the public, they simply follow a moral quota for their judgement and for what they say.

I will not post a reply to a responding comment, (if any).


Anahid Hojjati

Pegah Ahangarani is such a lovely actress

by Anahid Hojjati on

I have seen couple of her movies and I am a fan. One movie with her was Maax. It shows how unpopular IRI is that they have to arrest a young actress.  thanks Ghormeh sabzi for posting.

vildemose IMF and Pendar

by vildemose on IMF and Pendar palid.