Sentence against Panahi upheld

Bad news: A Tehran appeals court has upheld a six-year jail sentence and 20-year filmmaking and travel ban against Panahi.

At the moment Panahi is still free. His lawyer Farideh Ghairat says: “We have no news. The verdict has not been confirmed to us.”

The government-run newspaper Iran wrote on Saturday: “The charges Panahi was sentenced for are acting against national security and propaganda against the regime.”

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