Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Iran continues to be a global embarrassment

For one Iranian actor, life is mirroring art, in the most gruesome of ways. Two years ago Marzieh Vafamehr starred in a film about an actor whose theatre work is banned in Iran.

Now she faces a year in prison and 90 lashes after Iranian officials took exception to the film, which is itself banned inside the country.

Her crime? Appearing in an Australian film which is critical of the Islamic regime with her head uncovered.

Read more here.

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