Angelina Jolie ‘zombie’ lookalike in Iran is on a ventilator and fighting for her life after contracting coronavirus while in jail.
22-year-old Sahar Tabar, became popular after posting pictures of herself wearing white and grey make-up and have been photoshopped to give her face and arms a gaunt and zombie like appearance.
She was arrested last year on charges including blasphemy and encouraging youths to corruption.
Last month, Iran released around 85,000 prisoners as part of an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Lawyers for Tabar, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, have argued that she should also be released, but the US-based Center for Human Rights in Iran said that a request for bail was denied by a judge.
Tabar has now contracted the coronavirus in prison, and is thought to be on a ventilator.
Speaking on Wednesday, human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan said:
“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.”
Derafshan added that authorities have even tried to deny that Tabar has caught the coronavirus.
“It makes no sense to deny this,” he said.
“The prison director should acknowledge the infection and admit she has been hospitalized.”