IRAN. PORNOGRAPHY PRODUCERS TO GET DEATH PENALTY UNDER NEW LAW
April 30, 2007: the culture committee of the Iranian parliament approved a bill sentencing to death producers of 'pornography', videos and films deemed vulgar by the country's censorship.
The draft law will now go to parliament where it is expected to be approved by an ample majority. Amateur porn films are popular in Iran and can fetch up to 30 euros each. The market, tolerated for a long time, became a nationwide issue earlier this year after a film of popular television actress, Zohre Mir Ebrahimi, having sex with her partner, was released. (Sources: AKI, 30/04/2007)