A barbaric decision has been made in Iran, one that definitely does not sit well us.
Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to one year in jail as well as ninety lashes for her work in the Australian film, My Tehran for Sale.
The film, which addresses social alienation, artistic repression, and drug use in Iran, shows Marzieh with a shaved head and without a headscarf.
The technicality behind her sentencing is that she worked on a film whose shooting didn't have the required permit, but the filmmakers swear that claim is baseless.
Director Granaz Moussavi states: