Iran’s top actress facing public flogging after Cannes film festival kiss on the cheek

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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

Simon Tomlinson, Published: 21:16, 23 May 2014 |

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…

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