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Zombie Angelina Jolie' arrested over blasphemy charges in Iran, Instagram account shut down

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Oct 19, 2019.

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  1. danieldemol

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    Zombie Angelina Jolie' arrested over blasphemy charges in Iran, Instagram account shut down
    Iran has arrested an Instagram celebrity famous for drastically altering her appearance through cosmetic surgery, Tasnim news agency has reported.

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    • The Instagram star reportedly faces a raft of charges, including inciting violence and encouraging youths to corruption
    • She rose to fame in 2017 after her heavily-edited photos went viral, earning the nickname "zombie Angelina Jolie"
    • Her account on Instagram — the only major social media platform allowed in Iran — has been deactivated
    Read more here: abc.net.au/article/11582194
     
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  2. Cooky

    Cooky Landonius Maximus Prime

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    So will she be shot or hung? I hope neither, but I understand Iran has been known to execute a lot for what might seem petty to us Westerners.
     
  3. danieldemol

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    It’s probably too early to say what will happen to her.
     
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    Nuts! I really dislike the reporting on this story, even though I have strong personal opinions about American freedoms.
     
  5. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    If the charges result in nothing more than a suspended social media account, would you be OK with it?
     
  6. Terry Sampson

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    For "cultural crimes and social and moral corruption”? Nah, ... goes against the American (Western?) grain, I'd say. And there's the rub, ain't it?
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    If the legal system of Iran was transparent, then we could find out what happens.
     
  8. Terry Sampson

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    Aye, but ...
    • IMO, it ain't as much as I think it ought to be,
    • What to do about this matter before the worst that we/I fear happens? Sanctions? Send in troops? Arouse international outcry? Start a go-fund-me defense fund? Diplomatic back-door negotiations? Offer asylum?
    • And who's the bad guy in all of this? Theists? (where are the militant atheists when you need them?), radical Islamic terrorists? Muslims? Iranians? ...
     
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    I don't know. Assuming that the story is real; all that's happened is that charges have been filed. I guess I would wait and see what happens next.

    It's the lack of transparency. If a nation wants to enforce morality via the justice system, they need to be transparent in order to verify that they themselves ( the justice system ) remains moral. I think that Iran ( and other theocracies ) should voluntarily hold themselves to higher standards of openness and access to their criminal justice system or else they can't claim the moral high ground.
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Depends what it is really for, if it was just for dancing in Iran I would consider this about suppression of dissent, which is not ok. Still it would be more acceptable than jail time.

    But as you say the Iranian system is not transparent enough for us to know what she is really in for.
     
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    Regarding Sahar Tabar (aka Zombie Angelina Jolie);
    'Last month, Iran released around 85,000 prisoners as part of an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the country.

    Lawyers for Tabar, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, have argued that she should also be released, but the US-based Center for Human Rights in Iran said that a request for bail was denied by a judge.

    Tabar has now contracted the coronavirus in prison, and is thought to be on a ventilator.'

    Read more here: 'Zombie Angelina Jolie' on ventilator in Iran
     
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