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90 Lashes And Jail For Iranian Actress – VIDEO

90 Lashes And Jail For Iranian Actress – VIDEO

 

An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie challenging the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic.

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr was handed the sentence on Saturday, October 8, according to a Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com.

The site said Monday that Marzieh Vafamehr’s attorney has appealed the sentence. Lashing sentences are not uncommon in Iran, but many are not carried out.

Arrested In July After Appearing in “My Tehran For Sale”

Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in “My Tehran for Sale,” shot in the Iranian capital. It tells the story of a young actress whose stage work is banned by authorities, forcing her to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.

The movie was produced by an Australian-based company and directed by Iranian-Australian Granaz Moussavi. It debuted at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2009, and in the same year was part of the official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival.

However, it is banned in Iran, although it has been distributed illegally.

Vafamehr was released in late July after posting unspecified bail.

Some Scenes Where Vafamehr Did Not Wear A Hijab, Had A Shaved Head

From The Daily Mail:

The co-producer of the film, Kate Croser of Cyan Films, told News.co.au that she had offered assistance to the family.

But she added: ‘There is an appeal, which could be lengthy, and the family may still believe that public comment will be unhelpful – because they are going through all the official channels.

‘We can say the charges were that there was no permit for filming, which is not true, and that in some scenes Marzieh was not wearing a hijab and had a shaved head.’

Take Action Now!

90 lashes and a year in prison for making a movie? Please sign our petition below to show your support for this artist whose only crime is self-expression.

You can watch the preview of “My Tehran For Sale” here:

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6:43AM PST on Dec 13, 2011

SADISTS

10:56AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Bastards!

4:32AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

90 lashes and a year in prison ..... for what?

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/dont-let-dad-die-in-jail-pleads-family/story-e6frf7jo-1226216667244 .... And here we read ...

Australian Mansor Almaribe faces 500 lashes for blasphemy

Ah yes ... the religion of peace ..... and since we're all so keen to quote various old books, here's my contribution ...
By their fruits shall ye know them ... never a truer word said.

5:50PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

THIS IS SO WRONG

11:20AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Act of devil .

1:21PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

sadly noted and good luck to her.

12:33AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Alhamdullilah, my Christian and Jewish friends worldwide know I love and respect them. I will try to find out who is hiding behind this avatar inshallah. Let's hope care2 has enough sense not to allow such garbage on here. There are ways, and I will expose you!!

12:46PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Sandra - Your hatred of Christians and Americans is an art form of the highest degree. It comes from your heart. Truly that is wonderful and I am so proud of you!

12:03PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

I really wonder which of you is hiding behind this avatar. There are only a few options.

It isn't important, only sad that you feel you lost the argument and now feel compelled to resort to your lowest level of hiding that which you couldn't do on the thread; your true enmity and hatred towards the believers of Allah ( Subhanahu wua ta'ala). You lost against all logic and reason, but most sadly for you lost against TRUTH.

I hope that you are aware of the gravity of your situation and that you are prepared to deal with the inevitable wrath your are envoking upon yourself.

As for us, we will alhamdullilah remain unaffected, and grateful.

We pray that Allah (Subhanahu wua ta'ala) will have mercy on you and guide you out of this hopeless darkness and into the light and save you from a most horrible punishment.

Ya Allah, have pity on this lost soul!

10:22AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Scott, my faithful servant, your words and efforts are pleasing and I hold you in the highest esteem.

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