ACTRA has joined our partners in the International Federation of Actors (FIA) in condemning the brutal treatment of Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr.
According to media reports, Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and 90 lashes for her performance in the film My Tehran For Sale. The South Australian-produced film was shot in the Iranian capital and tells the story of a young actress whose stage work is banned by authorities.
The film premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2009 was part of the official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival but is banned in Iran.
ACTRA has written to Iranian Chargé d’Affaires & Head of Mission in Canada and the Canadian Minister Foreign Affairs Minister condemning the brutal punishment and calling for Ms. Vafamehr’s immediate release.
Please show your support by signing the petition created by the Equity Foundation to Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President, Islamic Republic of Iran, calling for the immediate release of Ms. Vafamehr.