Iranian Actress Faces 90 Lashes

Marzieh Vafamehr also faces year in prison for appearing in film about artistic freedom
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2011 3:52 AM CDT
A still from 'My Tehran for Sale.'   (gardeshgah)

(Newser) – An Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for participating in a film about artistic limitations in her nation. Marzieh Vafamehr was busted this summer after starring in My Tehran for Sale, which tells the story of an actress whose theater work is banned. The film, directed by female director Granaz Moussavi and created in collaboration with an Australian studio, is currently being distributed in Iran illegally, according to officials. Vafamehr's attorney is appealing the sentence, reports the Telegraph.

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