Actress Hanieh Tavassoli Receives Suspended Imprisonment and Fine

The Tehran Revolutionary Court has handed actress Hanieh Tavassoli a six-month prison sentence and a 15 million-toman fine. The prison term has been suspended for three years.

The court found Tavassoli guilty of “dissemination of false information to disturb public opinion,” as announced by her lawyer, Maryam Kian Ersi.

On October 29, 2023, the Tehran Prosecutor indicted eight cinema practitioners, including Tavassoli, for disseminating false information. Tavassoli was apprehended by security forces on September 16 of this year and subsequently released on bail the following day.

Eight Film and Media Practitioners Face Legal Charges

The Tehran Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against seven film practitioners, including Taraneh Alidoosti, Mojgan Ilanlou, Hengameh Ghaziani, Tahmineh Rezaie Milani, Sahar Valadbeigi, Maryam Boubani, Hanieh Tavassoli, and media activist Omid Tousheh.

They are accused of “disseminating false information on the Internet,” as reported by IRNA.

Notably, just a day before, the Tehran Prosecutor also indicted Sadegh Zibakalam, an Iranian academic and writer, Sara Massoumi, Milad Alavi, and the administrator of a Telegram Channel on the same charge.

Among these eight individuals, Alidoosti, Ilanlou, Ghaziani, Milani, and Tavassoli have previously faced arrests and convictions.