Iran jails leading filmmaker for 6 years

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Jafar Panahi, a celebrated Iranian filmmaker who was arrested in February and accused of working on an “anti-regime” film, was sentenced to six years in prison on Saturday in Tehran, his lawyer told an Iranian news agency on Monday.

Mr. Panahi, who had expressed support for Iran’s opposition green movement during post-election protests in 2009, “has also been banned from making films, writing any kind of scripts, traveling abroad and talking to local and foreign media for 20 years,” according to his lawyer, Farideh Gheyrat.

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