Iran judiciary to rule on famed filmmaker’s release: lawyer

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Iran’s judiciary is to rule by Friday on whether to release celebrated filmmaker Jafar Panahi on bail after his conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court, his lawyer said Saturday. Panahi, 62, who has won a string of awards at European film festivals, was arrested on July 11 and had been due to serve a six-year sentence handed down in 2010 after his conviction for “propaganda against the system”. But on October 15, the Supreme Court quashed the conviction and ordered a retrial. The Supreme Court of Iran quashed the six-year sentence against jailed film director #Jafar_Panahi, and the case…

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