Angelina Jolie Look-alike Zombie Girl Is Sick With COVID In Iranian Prison — Who Is Fatemeh Khishvand?
Iranian Instagram star Sahar Tabar (real name Fatemeh Khishvand) has contracted coronavirus in prison, according to her lawyer. Fatemeh is known for posting heavily edited images of herself on social media.
The Instagrammer was arrested last year, on charges that included blasphemy and inciting violence. She’s one of several social media users who have been arrested in Iran in recent years.
Sahar Tabar Has Coronavirus In Prison, Says Her Lawyer
According to CNN, Fatemeh’s lawyer Payam Derafshan posted an open letter to Ebrahim Reisei, Iran’s head of judiciary, requesting clemency for her. He said she was a minor when her arrest warrant was issued in 2018, and that she has contracted coronavirus while imprisoned.
BBC reports that Derafshan said Fatemeh had been moved to a quarantine section of the prison after showing symptoms. He previously told the Center for Human Rights in Iran that she was on a ventilator at Sina Hospital in Tehran.
The head of the women’s prison where Fatemeh is being held denies that she has the virus. “The news released by the lawyer of Fatemeh Khishvand is not true and I deny it,” Mehdi Mohammadi told ISNA in Iran.
Iran released 85,000 prisoners in March, according to BBC News, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Iran’s COVID-19 death toll is over 5,000.
Who Is Instagram Star Sahar Tabar?
Fatemeh, who went by Sahar Tabar on Instagram, regularly posted highly edited photos of herself. Some believed she intended to make herself look like Angelina Jolie, although Fatemeh has denied this.
Although there were reports that Fatemeh had undergone as many as 50 cosmetic surgery procedures to achieve her look, she has said it was actually makeup and Photoshop which gave her the extreme features. However, she has admitted to getting some surgery, including a nose job and botox.
Fatemeh’s Instagram account was suspended after her arrest. As BBC News points out, several other Iranian social media users have been arrested in recent years. A teenager who posted videos of herself dancing was arrested in 2018. In the same year, an official in Mashhad was arrested after footage was discovered showing people dancing in a mall there.
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