Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Instagram star ‘is jailed for 10 years

Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Instagram star ‘is jailed for a decade’ a year after she was arrested over her social media activities. Zombie Instagram star was first arrested in October 2019 for her edited pictures and social media activities.

Sahar Tabar, 19, quickly gained followers as an Angelina Jolie ‘Zombie’ lookalike. But she was charged In Iran with blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and inspiring youths to corruption. Initial reports said she would face between three months to 2 years in jail.

The Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Instagram star has been jailed for a decade, her lawyer has said, a year after she was arrested over her social media activities.

Sahar Tabar, 19, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, from Tehran, shot to prominence after posting images of her eerily gaunt face.

Her images – which made her appear to be a zombie-Angelina Jolie lookalike – gathered her 486,000 followers.

Many saw the stunt as a joke or as social commentary, but on October 5 2019, Sahar was arrested in Iran, along side three other female Instagram influencers.

Iranian Journalist Masih Alinejad reports that she has spoken to Tabar’s lawyer, who confirmed his client had been sentenced to 10 years in prison within the past few days for ‘promoting public corruption’.

Ms Alinejad first shared the news on Twitter, writing: ’10 years jail for Iranian Instagramer who used structure & Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie.

Angelina Jolie ‘Zombie’ lookalike Sahar Tabar, 19, is claimed to possess been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her activity on Instagram after being detained in October 2019

Angelina Jolie ‘Zombie’ lookalike Sahar Tabar, 19, is claimed to possess been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her activity on Instagram after being detained in October 2019

‘Sahar Tabar is merely 19. Her joke landed her in jail,’ she wrote. ‘Her mother cries a day to urge her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we’d like your voice here. Help us.’

Ms Alinejad also called on Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie to petition for Tabar’s release during a video, adding ‘Islamic Republic features a history of tormenting women. we’d like to be united against this gender apartheid.’

Charges against Tabar first included blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and inspiring youths to corruption, Tasnim press agency reported at the time.

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