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Iran Releases Prominent Actress on Bail

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has freed a well-known dissident actress from prison following heightened criticism of its crackdown on artists and rights activists. Pegah Ahangarani, an outspoken supporter of Iran’s opposition Green Movement, was released Wednesday from Tehran’s Evin Prison on $84,000 bail. The popular 27-year-old actress was arrested earlier this month when she was about to leave […]

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Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung San Suu Kyi in a film about the Burmese democracy activist scheduled for release later […]

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