Britney's husband Sam Asghari worries about his homeland of Iran: 'They are killing innocent people'

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  Britney Spears and Sam Asgahri
Sam Asghari, Britney Spears' husband, is very concerned for his homeland of Iran. There are current protests against the government there. © imago/NurPhoto, SpotOn

'They kill millions of people' – with these dramatic words Sam Asghari (28), Britney Spears' husband, reported on Friday via Instagram. Born in Iran, he is worried about his home country. Because the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini triggered the worst unrest in Iran for years.

Asghari, who was born in Tehran in 1994, doesn't just want to be seen. In his video, he first explains to “all his non-Iranian fans” what his home country used to be like. “Iran had great leadership. The people there had freedom, hope. The country was respected by others.” But after 1979 – after it became an Islamic republic – the country was only “known as the biggest supporter of terrorism,” according to the 28-year-old actor.

Asghari does not mince his words and publicly accuses the government: “You are the biggest terrorists for your own people. They kill millions of people.” Britney Spears' husband is concerned about the current violent protests in Iran, which are directed against the entire Islamic system and its regulations. 'What is happening is devastating to watch,' Asghari said.

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The native Iranian further explains that Islamist-governed Iran has been forcing its “ideologies and propaganda” on the people for years. “Now the heaviest protests for basic human rights are taking place in Iran against the government. We see videos of people being killed and slaughtered in the streets, innocent people.”

Asghari appeals to his fans not to look away. Now the Iranians must be helped. “The government has throttled down the internet. But we can help by sharing and becoming the voice of Iranians.”

Mahsa Amini

The trigger for the heavy protests was the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old Iranian woman is said to have been beaten by the Islamist morality police because she allegedly did not wear her headscarf properly according to Islamic regulations. Shortly afterwards, on September 16, she died of a brain hemorrhage. Police, however, deny the whole thing, claiming the 22-year-old fell into a coma and died from a heart defect. (dbö)

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