Iran Sentences Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof to Eight Years in Prison Before Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Iran Sentences Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof to Eight Years in Prison Before Cannes Film Festival Premiere


The Islamic Republican of Iran has sentenced filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof to eight years in prison just before his film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rasoulof’s lawyer, Babak Paknia, shared on X that his client had been sentenced to eight years in prison by the Islamic Revolution Court. His punishment also includes flogging, a fine, and confiscation of property.

“Sentenced to eight years of imprisonment (5 years applicable), whipping, fine and confiscation of property according to the verdict issued by the 29th branch of the Islamic Revolution Court. This judgment was confirmed in the 36th branch of the Aina Court of Appeal and now the case has been sent to the execution of the judgments,” wrote Paknia.

Paknia said that the ruling stemmed

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