- Associated Press - Monday, October 10, 2011

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) - An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie critical of the Islamic republic’s hard-line policies.

The Kalameh.com 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. There was no official statement.

Vafamehr appeared in the film “My Tehran for Sale,” shot in the Iranian capital. It tells the story of a young actress whose stage work is banned by authorities.

The movie was produced by an Australian-based company and directed by an Iranian-Australian Granaz Moussavi.

It premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2009, but is banned in Iran.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide