'Zombie Angelina Jolie' jailed for 10 years in Iran over social media posts
An Instagram influencer who used makeup and editing to make her face look like a ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ has been jailed in Iran.
Sahar Tabar, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, racked up hundreds of thousands of followers after photos of her resembling a ‘zombie version’ of the film star went viral.
Many saw the stunt as a joke or as social commentary but on October 5 2019, Tabar was arrested in Iran, along with three other female Instagram influencers.
Iranian Journalist Masih Alinejad told MailOnline that she has spoken to Tabar’s lawyer, who confirmed she had been sentenced to 10 years in prison this week for ‘promoting public corruption’.
Ms Alinejad has called on the Hollywood actress to help Tabar. She tweeted: ‘10 years jail for Iranian Instagramer who used make up & Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie.
‘Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail. Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us.
‘Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women. We need to be united against this gender apartheid.’
Tabar’s edited photographs racked her up 486,000 followers on Instagram – the only social media platform allowed in Iran.
The social media star was detained in Tehran, where she is from, at a guidance court that presides over ‘cultural crimes and social and moral corruption’.
Following her arrest Tabar was charged with blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption, the Tasnim news agency reported.
Ms Tahar often denied reports that she had 50 surgeries to make her look like Angelina Jolie.
She eventually revealed she had a nose job, lip fillers and liposuction but maintained that the look she accomplished was through makeup and editing.
She previously said in an interview: ‘This is Photoshop and makeup. Every time I publish a photo, I paint my face in an increasingly funny way.
‘It is a way of expressing yourself, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.’
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