‘Zombie Angelina Jolie freed on bail’ after ‘joke’ lands her 10-year jail term

A "zombie Angelina Jolie lookalike" has been reportedly bailed from jail after receiving a 10-year prison sentence for "obscenity."

The Iranian teenager who became famous for posting heavily-edited pictures of herself to resemble a scary-looking Angelina, has been released after media pressure, it's been claimed.

Sahar Tabar, 19, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, from Tehran, is believed to have been released on bail after serving 15 months.

It comes after campaigners spoke out and US-based Iranian activist Masih Alinejad brought attention to the case.

The teenager was jailed for obscenity, including comments insulting the hijab, according to the Iran Human Rights News Agency.

Masih spoke out about the case and said: "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."

The activist also posted a video calling for Angelina Jolie to take action, she said: "Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women.

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"We need to be united against this gender apartheid."

Tabar has been charged with blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption, reports The Guardian.

Back in 2017, the teenager gained popularity on social media after posting pictures, and she claimed to have had around 40 surgeries to make herself look like Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.

However, she later confirmed it was makeup and photo editing.

She 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."

She added: "I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character the Corpse Bride.

"Now I understand that I have something to do with them, but I am a muse myself and remembering someone is not an end in itself," reports Mail Online.

Her lawyer, Saied Dehgan, told The Sun Online she has been freed on bail after serving 15 months in prison.

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