Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail: report


Am I missing something here, or is the fact that this actress was sentenced to prison for her role in the film pertaining to lack of freedoms in Iran proof of the lack of freedoms in Iran? Doesn’t the Iranian government realize this?

By the way, how do they come up with the number of lashes that people receive? And why 90? They may as well just make it an even 100; barbarians that they are! TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

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Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.

“A verdict has been issued for Marzieh Vafamehr, sentencing her to a year in jail and 90 lashes,” Kalameh.com reported.

“Her lawyer has appealed the sentence, which was handed down yesterday (Saturday),” the report added, without giving further details.

Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in “My Tehran for Sale,” which came under harsh criticism in conservative circles.

The film, produced in collaboration with Australia, tells the story of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities. She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.

The Fars news agency said the movie had not been approved for screening in Iran and was being distributed in the country illegally.

Vafamehr was released in late July after posting unspecified bail.

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