Dear Moderate Muslim Voices,
90 lashes and one year in jail sounds pretty harsh for playing a role in a film, even if it is over a controversial topic. Considering the amount of media attention it is receiving this week, it is safe to say that people are pretty disturbed by Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr’s recent punishment for her role in the film My Tehran For Sale. With the increase in media coverage, it will definitely be interesting to see what happens next.
After reading your post I wanted to suggest a video to you that was posted today on Newsy. Newsy is an online news service that creates short videos highlighting how different organizations cover news topics. This video provides a great summary of the situation. including some details about the charges against Vafamehr and some quotes from others that were involved in the film.
It’s a very informative video, and I think it would be a great addition to your post!