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October 30, 2013 9:16 am

Iranian Actress Jailed After Calling for Reform

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Irani President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations. Photo: Screenshot.

Irani President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations. Photo: Screen shot.

AP – An Iranian actress known for her political activism in support of the country’s reformists has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after facing security charges, newspapers reported Tuesday.

The case over the 24-year-old actress, Pegah Ahangarani, points to the internal, and sometimes conflicting, centers of power in Iran as calls for greater openness by new President Hassan Rouhani have angered Iran’s more conservative judiciary.

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