Iranian actress faces jail, lashing

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

Iran:

Iranian actress faces jail, lashing

Kalameh.com website says Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced for appearing in a movie critical of the Islamic republic's hard-line policies.

An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie critical of the Islamic republic's hard-line policies.
The Kalameh.com site said Monday that Marzieh Vafamehr's attorney has appealed the sentence. Lashing sentences are not uncommon in Iran, but many are not carried out….