Iranian actress, Marzieh Vafamehr, sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail

According to an opposition website [www.kalameh.com] and as reported on 10 October 2011 by the Associated Press, Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, wife of film director and screenwriter Nasser Taghvai, has been sentenced to one year in jail and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie critical of the Islamic republic’s hard-line policies. Vafamehr was arrested the first week […]

Artists speak out on conditions in Belarus & Iran

Chronicler of Iran’s Green Movement, cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani speaks out on the hunger strike by political prisoners in Iran (see video), and Nikolai Khalezin, co-founder of Belarus Free Theater writes The Last Letter to Sasha, an open letter to President Aleksandr Lukashenko.

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