Iranian Ironies

Marzieh Vafamehr, an Iranian actress, recently appeared in a film about censorship and repression in the Islamic Republic. In "My Tehran for Sale" she played the part of an actress forced to work underground after being banned by the authorities. The film was banned by the authorities. Vafemehr was arrested and, it is reported, has now been sentenced to a year's imprisonment and 90 lashes for taking part in it.

The ayatollahs clearly have a finely-tuned sense of irony.


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