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.’

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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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303 comments

Lisa M
Lisa M11 days ago

Thanks.

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Lisa M
Lisa M11 days ago

Thanks.

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Marija M
Marija M12 days ago

So very sad...21st century??

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Sue H
Sue H12 days ago

Barbaric. :(

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Peggy B
Peggy B13 days ago

:-(

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Peggy B
Peggy B13 days ago

:-(

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TERRY R.
TERRY R7 years ago

SADISTS

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Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence7 years ago

Bastards!

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John E.
John E7 years ago

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.

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TERRY R.
TERRY R7 years ago

THIS IS SO WRONG

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