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جعفر پناهي با توديع وثيقه از زندان آزاد شد /Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is released from prison on heavy bail


Radio ZamanehIranian judiciary has temporarily released the detained filmmaker, Jafar Panahi on a $200,000 bail.

ISNA reports that Tehran Revolutionary Court has announced that Panahi’s release has been secured by the order of his interrogator and the approval of Tehran Prosecutor General.

The case of Jafar Panahi, according to this report, is sent to the Revolutionary Court of Tehran after the issuance of his indictment.

Panahi was arrested over three months ago at his home by Iranian security forces. Last Sunday he announced that he has gone on a hunger strike in protest to his “ill-treatment in prison, threats and baseless accusations.”

He set three demands in order to end his strike: “contact and visiting privileges with his family, right to a lawyer and release without conditions until his trial.”

The international community as well as numerous Iranian artists and activists repeatedly called for Panahi’s release in the past months.

Jafar Panahi supported opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the 2009 presidential elections and participated in protests against the alleged electoral fraud that returned Ahmadinejad to power.

He is the director of internationally acclaimed films such as The White Balloon and The Circle.

Filed under: Evin prison, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Jafar Panahi, revolution, ایران iran

جعفر پناهی، ۷ ماه پیش در فستیوال جهانی فیلم در مونترال

7 months ago, Jafar Panahi in Montreal International Film Festival 2009, supporting the Green Revolution.

Filed under: iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Jafar Panahi, revolution, ایران iran

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