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Iran: Writing about a fictional character can lead to jail

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Governance, Human Rights, Literature

Khabgard writes [1][Fa] Iranian writer,Yaghoub Yaadali, was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for nine months, last September because of one of his fictional character.In his book, The Rules of Restlessness, a fictional character has an affair with a woman from an ethnic Bakhtiari village.Read more [2] in English.