An Angelina Jolie ‘Zombie’ lookalike is said to be on a ventilator in Iran after she fell ill with coronavirus while in prison for her activity on Instagram according to The Daily Mail.
Social media star Sahar Tabar, 22, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, from Tehran, shot to prominence after posting images of her eerily gaunt face.
The 22-year-old, whose lawyers had asked for her to be released amid the country’s severe COVID-19 outbreak, is now said to be seriously ill.
The US-based Center For Human Rights In Iran said a judge in the country refused to grant her bail despite the fact that coronavirus is on the increase in the country’s prisons.
According to human right lawyer, Payam Derafshan:
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.
Sahar was arrested in October on charges including blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption.
She was detained on the orders of Tehran’s guidance court, which deals with ‘cultural crimes and social and moral corruption’.
The social media star shot to fame in 2017 after she reportedly had 50 surgeries to make her look like the Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie.
She later confirmed her look was mostly was achieved through make-up and editing.
Judge Mohammad Moghiseh is reported to have repeatedly denied Sahar’s release on bail, even as the kingdom went on to declare more than 70,000 coronavirus cases.