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October 14, 2015 7:12 am

Award-Winning Iranian Filmmaker Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

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Keywan Karimi was sentenced to six years in prison over his films. Photo: Facebook.

Keywan Karimi was sentenced to six years in prison over his films. Photo: Facebook.

An award-winning Iranian filmmaker whose work focuses on the travails of modern life and political expression in the Islamic Republic has been sentenced to six years in prison over his movies.

The conviction of Keywan Karimi follows similar punishments for other artists and journalists in Iran, even as its moderate government moves toward detente with the West over its contested nuclear program. The case underscores both the murky limits of expression in Iran and the power hard-liners still maintain in the country.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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