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May 24, 2014
Iran’s top actress facing public flogging after she kissed male Cannes film festival boss on the cheek !

•Leila Hatami’s peck has been seen by fanatics as an affront to the ‘chastity’ of the Islamic republic’s women
•Hizbullah Students, a group with links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have filed a complaint with Iran’s judiciary for Hatami’s prosecution
•Kissing a strange man in public according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence
•Hatami gained worldwide fame for Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

By SIMON TOMLINSON


An Iranian actress has infuriated ultra conservatives in her home country after kissing the president of the Cannes film festival’s on the cheek.

Leila Hatami’s peck has been seen by fanatics as an affront to the ‘chastity’ of the Islamic republic’s women. A photograph carried by Iranian media shows Hatami pecking 83-year-old Gilles Jacob at the opening of this year’s festival.

Now Hizbullah Students, a group of university students with links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have filed a complaint with Iran’s judiciary for Hatami’s prosecution.


‘We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leyla Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, which according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence,’ the petition read.

‘Furthermore, the action of this film star has hurt the religious sentiments of the proud and martyrs breeding nation of Iran and as such we also demand the punishment of flogging for her as stipulated in the law.’

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« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 06:03:40 AM by rangerrebew »
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