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Iran should free this film director

Jafar Panahi, who made the terrific film Offsides, about the politics of gender and soccer in Iran, is being held without charges in a Tehran prison and interrogated for supporting the democratic opposition. Netflix this guy’s film, OK? You won’t lose anything, you’ll almost certainly enjoy the story, and you’ll probably learn something from a ...

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Jafar Panahi, who made the terrific film Offsides, about the politics of gender and soccer in Iran, is being held without charges in a Tehran prison and interrogated for supporting the democratic opposition.

Netflix this guy's film, OK? You won't lose anything, you'll almost certainly enjoy the story, and you'll probably learn something from a man now sitting behind bars in Iran.

Jafar Panahi, who made the terrific film Offsides, about the politics of gender and soccer in Iran, is being held without charges in a Tehran prison and interrogated for supporting the democratic opposition.

Netflix this guy’s film, OK? You won’t lose anything, you’ll almost certainly enjoy the story, and you’ll probably learn something from a man now sitting behind bars in Iran.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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