Monday, April 12, 2004

The reliability of the source is somewhat dubious, so take this with a grain of salt: The website of a relatively unknown Iranian opposition group (to which I am not linking because, yes, I hate them that much), is reporting that the brilliantly funny and talented director and actor Mehran Modiri has been arrested.

A recent episode of Modiri's latest t.v. serial, Noghte Cheen showed Modiri's character paying off a law enforcement official. Apparently the implication that an Iranian officer would cross the boundaries of the law was too much to bear, and Modiri has been arrested by the representatives of the same forces that were perceived to have been maligned in his show.

But not to worry, the U.S. State Department has issued a public document stressing its concern for the stifled voices of Iranians.