Dissident Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi arrested: media

Award-winning dissident Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi has been arrested, the third director to be detained in less than a week, the Mehr news agency said Monday.

Panahi, 62, won a Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival in 2015.

“Jafar Panahi has been arrested today (Monday) when he went to the prosecutor’s office to follow up on the situation of another film-maker, Mohammad Rasoulof,” Mehr reported.

State news agency IRNA had reported late Friday that Rasoulof, also an award winning film-maker, had been arrested along with colleague Mostafa Aleahmad.


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