Sun, Oct 28, 2012 - Page 6 News List

Iran’s Panahi, Sotoudeh win rights prize

AFP, STRASBOURG, France

He was arrested for a documentary he tried to make on the unrest following the 2009 election and after being placed under house arrest, he was later sentenced to six years in jail and banned from making more films for 20 years.

Last year, his This Is Not A Film had to be smuggled out in a USB key inside a cake to be screened at the Cannes film festival.

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