October 11th, 2011
12:28 AM ET

Opposition group: Iran sentences actress for film critical of government

An Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for appearing in a film critical of the country's government, an opposition website said.

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr stars in the recently released "My Tehran, For Sale," which challenges the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, according to the website, Kaleme.

"As producers of the film ... we would like to express our deep shock and sadness at the sentence imposed by the Iranian government," said Kate Croser and Julie Ryan.

The movie features Vafamehr playing an actress who is banned from working in Iran and then tries to leave, the Kaleme website said.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Off The Deep End"

    I.t's just a movie for Pete's sake.

    October 11, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Just goes to show how much we should appreciate our freedom of speech

    October 11, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    YAWN!!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz.....

    October 11, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    This is unconscienable! It seems the actress should have left before her dictatorial government had a chance to incarcernate her! I've sang it before & I'll sing it again: I believe the whole damm world is goin' crazy- B. Womack!!

    October 11, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    IT MUSTA BEEN A PRETTY CRAPPY MOVIE FOR THEM TO DO THAT TO HER. NO EMMEY AWARD FOR HER!

    October 11, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
    • shahin2102

      you're pathetic...

      October 11, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Desiree Soldo

    What the heck is a DRAKOREX1 anyway?! And what a lousy comment to make about a human suffering in the name of artistic expression. She was doing her job jerk!

    October 11, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    LICK ASS H O L E AND FIND BALLS ON CHIN BIACH. FYI DRAKOREX1 IS A FORM OF DRAGON YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOR OR PERHAPS P M S!

    October 11, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    ANY OTHER QUESTIONS DESIRE SODOMY?

    October 11, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Typical for Iran, I'd say...

    October 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |