An Iranian Instagrammer has been sentenced to a 10-year jail after she shared a photoshopped photo of herself mimicking Angelina Jolie three years ago.
Sahar Tabar who is originally called Fatemah Khisvand from Tehran in 2017, used heavy makeup and photoshop tools to edit her looks to resemble the Zombie version of American actress Angelina Jolie.
This act shot her to prominence especially with her creepy horrifying look that broke the internet. This went contrary to Islamic law and she was charged with blasphemy, inciting violence, corruption of young people and disrespect.
In April this year, the 19-year-old social media freak begged for freedom after contracting coronavirus, but the US-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran said that a request for bail was denied by a judge.
“We find it unacceptable that this young woman has now caught the coronavirus in these circumstances while her detention order has been extended during all this time in jail,” Human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan said.
At one point, Tabar also called on Angelina Jolie to campaign for her release, saying: “The Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women. We need to be united against this gender apartheid.”
The news of her sentencing was confirmed by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. The journalist and activist told Daily Mail that she spoke to Tabar’s lawyer who confirmed that the influencer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on the past few days for “promoting public corruption.”
Alinejad shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “10 years jail for Iranian Instagrammer who used makeup and Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie. Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail. Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us..”
10 years jail for Iranian Instagramer who used make up & Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie.
Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail. Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us. pic.twitter.com/0QTzSv2c5v
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) December 11, 2020