Marzieh Vafamehr

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Marzieh Vafamehr
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Actress
Known for My Tehran for Sale

Marzieh Vafamehr (Persian: مرضیه وفامهر‎) is an Iranian independent filmmaker and actress living in Tehran.[1] She is married to the film director and screenwriter Nasser Taghvai. Marzieh Vafamehr was arrested on 29 June 2011, reportedly due to her acting in Granaz Moussavi's 2009 Iranian-Australian film My Tehran for Sale that is critical of her native Iran.[2] She was released on 24 October 2011, after posting unspecified bail.[3] It was reported that she was sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in prison for appearing in the movie as an actress whose work is banned by the Iranian authorities.[4] On 27 October 2011, Amnesty International reported that an Iranian appeals court had reduced Vafamehr's prison sentence to three months and overturned the flogging sentence.[5] Eventually Marzieh Vafamehr was released after 118 days, but she was banned from making or playing in films and any forms of cultural activities as well as from leaving Iran.




  1. ^ Payvand, Iran News (07/18/11). "Iranian Actress Marzieh Vafamehr Arrested". Payvand Iran News. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Australia concern for Iranian actress 'facing lashing'
  3. ^ Pantiss, Sonia (10 October 2011). "Marzieh Vafamehr condemned to a year in prison and 90 lashes". Belle News. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Report: Iranian actress faces jail, lashing." AP, 10 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Release of Iranian actress highlights plight of detained filmmakers". Amnesty International. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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