Zombie Angelina Jolie, Fatemeh Khishvand sentenced to 10 years in Iran for her activities on Instagram

According to the report, an Iranian young lady who became known as a “Zombie Angelina Jolie” lookalike on Instagram has been jailed after sharing creepy pictures online.

Sahar Tabar, 19, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, her lawyer said.

The woman, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, became known on social media after sharing distorted pictures of herself in which she looked like the zombie version of Angelina Jolie.

She gained Instagram followers and was arrested last year.

Tabar was charged with corruption of young people and disrespect for the Islamic Republic, The Guardian reports.

She used make-up and Photoshop to post the pictures online, which she claimed she did “as a joke”.


Tabar also denied reports that she had carried out surgery to look like Angelina Jolie.

The 19-year-old said: “This is Photoshop and makeup. Every time I publish a photo, I paint my face in an increasingly funny way.

“It is a way of expressing yourself, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.

“I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character of the Corpse Bride.”

In April this year she begged for freedom after contracting coronavirus, but the US-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran said that a request for bail was denied by a judge.

Human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan said: “We find it unacceptable that this young woman has now caught the coronavirus in these circumstances while her detention order has been extended during all this time in jail.”

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said Tabar's mum “cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed”.

10 years jail for Iranian Instagramer who used make up & Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie.

Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail. Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us. pic.twitter.com/0QTzSv2c5v

— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) December 11, 2020

She also called on Angelina Jolie to intervene and help the young woman to be freed.

In a separate video, the journalist said: “The Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women.

“We need to be united against this gender apartheid.”

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