His followers gave this information. Panahi was arrested in July last year on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda and sentenced to six years in prison.
Prominent Iranian film director Zafar Panahi was released on bail on Friday, two days after going on a hunger strike to protest his sentence. His followers gave this information. Panahi was arrested in July last year on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda and sentenced to six years in prison. He is among a host of artists, athletes and other figures in Iran who have been detained after speaking out against the government.
Such arrests have become common after nationwide protests following the death of a young woman in police custody in September. Panahi, 62, has been making award-winning movies for a decade despite being legally prohibited from traveling and making movies. His latest film, “No Bears,” was released in September. Panahi’s lawyer, Youssef Mouly, confirmed that he had been released on bail and that he had returned home.
Mauli said that Panahi’s health is good even after fasting for two days. She declined to provide further details. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that several artists greeted Panahi as he was leaving the infamous Evin prison in the capital Tehran. Panahi issued a statement earlier this week saying she would abandon food and medicine from Wednesday “in protest against the extrajudicial and inhumane treatment inflicted on us by the judicial and security apparatus.”
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