Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi imprisoned

Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi imprisoned

June 30, 2011

Mahnaz Mohammadi, an Iranian filmmaker and women's rights activist was arrested and imprisoned in Teheran. Mohammadi received many awards for her documentary Women Without Shadow (2003) and directed The Soul's Children (2004) that was banned in Iran. Mohammadi was previously arrested in August of 2009, along with her peers Jafar Panahi and Rokhsareh Ghaem-maghami.The Iranian photographer and women's rights activist Maryam Majd was also arrested. Both women are being held in the Evin Prison in Teheran. No formal charges have been announced.