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posted 18 November 2007 08:51 AM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This sounds pretty grim

The filmmaker is prohibited from leaving Iran.

Solouki moved from France to Montreal in 2003 and is a French citizen who has landed immigrant status in Canada.

She went to Iran to film a documentary last December and had a permit from the Iranian government to do so.

According to a Nov. 7 report by Radio Free Europe (RFE), Solouki's film concerns the burial rites of Iran's religious minorities. It says that when she stumbled upon a mass grave of regime opponents executed in 1988, the authorities took notice.

The filmmaker was arrested in February and held in Iran's notorious Evin prison in solitary confinement for a month. Her video camera, computer and other materials were seized by authorities.

I wonder if she will suffer the same fate as Zara Khazemi. I hoipe this gets as much publicity as posible worldwide. If the Iranians think they can get away with it, you know they will happily torture her to death, but if they feel the eyes of the world on them, maybe they will relent.

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