Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jafar Panahi

Very happy to read that Jafar Panahi, the Iranian film director recently arrested, has been released. On bail, but as noted in the article, it could be that the government will not take it to trial - a trial would create more international attention, and (again, as noted in the article), if they had any evidence, the odds are they would have released it. So - guarded optimism seems in order, as well as relief that he has been released.

1 comment:

Drew said...

Agreed, this news made my day. Panahi is an incredibly important director, and this whole mess happening to him was such a shame. And of course it started getting scary with the hunger strike thing. Fantastic turn of events.