Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi jailed for six years

Noted Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced for six years in jail and barred from directing and producing movies for the next 20-years, according to his lawyer.

Panahi, known for his internationally acclaimed movies like ‘The Circle’, ‘White Balloon’ and ‘The Mirror’ on humanitarian struggles in the country, has been outspoken in his support of Iran’s opposition movement, earning the wrath of the government.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iranian-filmmaker-Jafar-Panahi-jailed-for-six-years/articleshow/7138335.cms

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