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Iran jails director Jafar Panahi and stops him making films for 20 years

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Iran jails director Jafar Panahi and stops him making films for 20 years

Post by sisieq on Tue 21 Dec 2010, 07:03

While over on IMDB saw this interesting "news flash" -

Anyone know of his work? I'm guessing his work was anti-government?

The acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison today, and banned from directing and producing films for the next 20 years, his lawyer said.

Panahi, an outspoken supporter of Iran's opposition green movement, was convicted of gathering, colluding and propaganda against the regime, Farideh Gheyrat told the Iranian state news agency Isna.

"He is therefore sentenced to six years in prison and also he is banned for 20 years from making any films, writing any scripts, travelling abroad and also giving any interviews to the media including foreign and domestic news organisations," she said. Gheyrat said she would appeal against the conviction.

Also -
Acclaimed film-maker who supported opposition green movement also banned from foreign travel or speaking to media

Source Link - The Guardian


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