PRISON BREAK: Jafar Panahi Photos upon Release from Prison (Thx Redwine)

PRISON BREAK: Jafar Panahi Photos upon Release from Prison (Thx Redwine)
by Darius Kadivar

My fellow blogger Redwine pointed me to the photos of Jafar Panahi's release from Prison after paying his bail. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterand applauded his release, regretting however that the Iranian filmmaker could not make it to the Cannes Jury where he was expected. Also firmly expressed their desire to see the filmmaker be able to work without constraints be them politcal or social.

Binoche sobs at PRess conference with Kiarostami upon hearing about Panahi's hunger strike:


more from Darius Kadivar

زندانیان ناشناس بی پناه ترین و بی حقوق ترین زندانیان هستند


Shadi Sadr says that the more unknown an Iranian prisoner is, the more brutal IRI acts on him/her.



DK & Vildemose well done

by Mehrban on

Thanks DK,  This is great news.  It does show that pressure works. 

Vildemose jaan, you are right on, now that Panahi is freed, maybe our human rights experts could help us learn how we could help the ones that are still in prison.  Majid Tavakoli for example and specifically.

Thank you both.



by Khar on

...and also you can claim the label of village idiot.



by KavehAhangarAdel on

news and it shows that international pressure will work.  Binoche's reaction was amazing.  I was also very impressed by Kiarostami's response about FEAR although it was cut off at the end of the video.  Same pressure, I agree is needed to help all political prisoners(be it Majod Tavakoli, and the list goes on!)


Kaveh Ahangar Adel

Message is simple: Believe



no fear

by tabriz_balasi on

if prophet muhammad (sallaho aleyhi va aalehi vassalam) was here we would kill khamenie and ahmadinejad and low life people like you. i would be glad to follow his orders and get rid of insects in iran.

be an act at all times in the name of Allah.


Here is more on Majid

by vildemose on

Here is more on Majid Tavakoly's plight. Can we do something? Raise funds? Petition? Hunger strike??

 Shifteh's round up on Tavakoli's status:

دانشجویان پلی تکنیک در اعتراض به وضعیت مجید توکلی از تحریم امتحانات خبردادند


اطلاعیه مطبوعاتی گزارشگران و فعالان حقوق بشر ایران :ما مقامات ایران را مسئول جان و سلامت مجید توکلی و حسین رونقی می‌دانیم



زندانیان سیاسی اوین در حمایت از مجید توکلی دست به اعتصاب غذا زدند



ادوارنیوز: شیرین عبادی برنده جایزه صلح نوبل در نامه سرگشاده به گزارشگر ویژه شکنجه سازمان ملل متحد نسبت به وضعیت مجید توکلی هشدار داد.





May 26-28: Hunger Strike w/Majid Tavakoli سه روز اعتصاب غدای با مجید توکلی


فراخوان دعوت به اعتصاب غذای بین المللی برعلیه
اعدام و ترورِ هموطنان آزادۀ ایران در داخل و خارج کشور



در صورت تداوم نگهداری مجید توکلی دانشجویان پلی تکنیک در امتحانات حاضر نخواهند شد


فراخوان به تجمع و تحصن در شهر بن


Links provided by Shifteh Ansari and Oktaby




You can sign and send this one to amnesty: 





Yes, International pressure

by vildemose on

Yes, International pressure works but the morally bankrupt Judicary of this junta also once again profiteers ($200,000 for Panahi's bail)! As it's long been established - those who can pay get released from their trumpted up charges. Those who can't can unfortunately face the gallows! Majid Tavakoli facing torture and health concerns: //

Mona 19

One released, but thousand more to go

by Mona 19 on

He's a terrific film maker, and I'm so gald he's released after nearly 3 months in notoriuse Evin prison.


Vive Le Cinema as Mr.Kadivar says ;)




no fear, maybe artists believe

by humanbeing on

in what they stand for? why be cynical? he was an artist and an intellectual before he was jailed. or why was he jailed?

just a suggestion 

No Fear

Resume upgraded

by No Fear on

Now he can carry the label of political activist to international film festivals. That will have the judges softened on this Iranian film director who went to jail for ( A few days ?? ) and came out an intellectual.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I am glad for him (glad too for his wife,familly and friends,i heard he is a very nice and popular man.)

God bless you Dariush jan and i am sue the freedom of Iran is very near.