Iranian Kurdish director Kaiwan Karimi Sentenced to Six Years and 223 Lashes


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Omid Barin over at Rudaw.net reports that Iranian filmmaker Kaiwan Karimi has been judged and sentenced to six years imprisonment, in addition to 223 lashes. All of this for a kissing scene depicted in his film.

The presiding judge stated that Kaiwan insulted the scared values and promoted illegitimate relations and contact through kissing.

Read more about Kaiwan’s film, as well as his response to the sentence, at the full article HERE.