Euro Parliament honours Iranian dissidents

The European Parliament presented the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi.

Iranian filmmaker Panahi’s appeal against jail term rejected

Jafar Panahi has lost his appeal against a six-year prison term and a 20-year ban on filmmaking, travelling abroad and talking to the media.

Paul Haggis leads campaign to free Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi

Paul Haggis is leading a campaign to demand freedom for Iranian film director, Jafar Panahi who has been accused of “colluding with the intention to commit crimes against the country’s national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.”

Berlinale leaves chair empty for imprisoned Jafar Panahi

One of the jury chairs at the Berlin International Film Festival will be left empty as a mark of protest against the imprisonment of renowned filmmaker Jafar Panahi by the Iranian regime.

Online petition urges Iran to free filmmaker Jafar Panahi

An online petition that is expected to signed by filmmakers and actors from across the world calls for the release of dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi who has been sentenced to six years in prison and banned for directing films for 20 years.

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi jailed for six year

Noted Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced for six years in jail and barred from directing and producing movies for the next 20-years, according to his lawyer.

Iranian director Jafar Panahi banned from Venice film festival

Noted Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been barred from attending the 67th Venice film festival by Tehran.

Iran to free filmmaker Panahi on bail: Prosecutor

Panahi, a vocal backer of Iran`s opposition movement, was nabbed on March 1.

Iran should release or charge famed filmmaker: HRW

An international human rights group on Saturday called on Iran to either charge or release an acclaimed Iranian filmmaker who backed the country`s opposition.