22-year-old Instagram star Sahar Tabar, aka the ''zombie Angelina Jolie lookalike'', who was arrested in October, has allegedly caught the coronavirus while in prison.
According to a report by the US-based Center For Human Rights In Iran, Mohammad Moghiseh, an Iranian judge, refused to grant Tabar bail, despite the fact that she has apparently been placed on a ventilator for her own protection.Watch this interview with Tabar on Iranian TV:
Commenting on the controversy, human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan told the Center For Human Rights In Iran on Wednesday that: "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."
Per BBC News, the Tasnim news agency reported back in October that Iranian judicial authorities responded to a number of complaints made about the blogger, who went viral in 2017 when a number of pictures of her wearing prosthetics and makeup went viral on social media.
She was charged with insulting the Iranian national dress code and encouraging youths to commit corruption, and her Instagram account has since been deleted.Have a look at this video of Sahar Tabar's Halloween costume below:
In an appearance on the state-owned television channel IRTV2 prior to her arrest, Tabar stated that her corpselike appearance in the photos was not the result of cosmetic surgery. Instead, she said it had been achieved through the use of prosthetics, makeup, and photo-editing software instead.
In the interview, Tabar also went on to state that: "I do not currently look like my photoshopped pictures. My mother was telling me to stop, but I didn't listen. Sometimes the words of a stranger or a friend can be more important than those of a parent."