26 May 2010


After over two months of imprisonment and a week of hunger strike the Iranian director has been released on a bail of €156,000.

The author of the world-wide awarded films The Circle and The White Balloon was arrested last March with his family for supporting opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi even if the Iranian authorities claimed that his arrest was not political. His case has been now referred to the Revolutionary Court and he may face trial.

In the past months the International film and cultural community has protested against Panahi arrest and has asked for an immediate release.