Iran Arrests Prominent Female Movie Director
A prominent Iranian female movie director has been arrested by order of Tehran's revolutionary tribunal, the reformist Hambastegi daily reported Thursday.
Tahimeh Milani was arrested Sunday "for yet unknown reasons," the paper said. It added that an official at the nation's culture ministry said her arrest was based on a "misunderstanding," but did not specify.
"In our opinion, the accusations leveled against Tahimeh Milani are based on a misunderstanding which we are trying to resolve. We hope to be able to announce her release as soon as possible," the unidentified official was quoted as saying.
Milani's latest film -- "The Hidden Half" -- reportedly focuses on the "cultural revolution" following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.
According to the daily, unconfirmed reports say Milani has been accused of "insulting the values of the Islamic revolution" in her movie -- (AFP)
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