Iranian director, Jafar Panahi has been held in prison since March 1, 2010 on the false accusation of making anti-regime film about crisis in aftermath of the disputed presidential election. Yesterday, Panahi announced he begun the hunger strike and he won't stop it until judiciary ends the injustice upon him or death.
Juliette Binoche were crying upon hearing this news. Next to her, is Abbas Kiarostami another Iranian director and film-maker who announced the news about Panahi and asked for his release.
"The fact that a film-maker has been imprisoned is in itself intolerable, If the Iranian government continues to refuse to release Jafar... then we need explanations because I can't understand how a film can be considered to be a crime particularly when that film has not yet been made. the Iranian government has been trying to place obstacles in the way of independent filmmakers in the past four decades"