Tehran: (Shadesofgalaxy) Renowned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail, the award-winning director went on a hunger strike against his imprisonment, causing global concern.
According to a foreign news agency, prominent Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was released on bail from a prison in Tehran after going on a hunger strike against his imprisonment.
The Iranian filmmaker’s wife, Tahira Seidi, posted a photo on Instagram of Panihi being driven home from prison in a car, while there was no immediate comment from the judiciary on his release.
His wife wrote in an Insta message that “on the third day of Jaafar Panahi’s hunger strike, he was temporarily released from Evan Jail with the efforts of his family, respected lawyers and representatives of Khani Cinema. Information will be provided.” Honorable Lawyers”
Considered one of the greats of Iranian cinema, Panahi is known for award-winning films such as The Circle, which won the Golden Line Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2000, while his 1995 film White Cannes She was the winner of the festival. .He also won the Camera DR Award.
It should be noted that while announcing the strike, the famous Iranian filmmaker said that I will remain in the same condition until my lifeless body is released from prison, while this statement was shared by his wife on social media.
Jafar Panahi was jailed in July last year and charged with spreading anti-government propaganda and inciting protesters during the 2009 post-election unrest.