Sahar Tabar, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, is currently on ventilator in prison after contracting coronavirus.
Tabar shot to prominence in 2017 for her eerily ‘Angeline Jolie look which she underwent 50 surgeries to get.
Many people who are fans of Tabar on Instagram likened her face to that of a zombie.
Tabar was arrested and sent to jail on charges based on blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means.
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Detained teenage Instagram celebrity Fatemeh Khishvand is currently on a ventilator at Sina Hospital in Tehran after contracting COVID-19 in state custody, while the judge who holds the power to free her is unreachable, according to her lawyer.⠀ ⠀ Fatemeh Khishvand, 18, known on Instagram as “Sahar Tabar,” has been in detention in Tehran since being arrested in October 2019 amid a nationwide crackdown on Instagram celebrities. Her widely followed Instagram account contained photos of her in dramatically altered forms often with heavy makeup and costumes that depicted her as a zombie.⠀ ⠀ She is facing years in prison for engaging in peaceful freedom of expression on her personal Instagram account and has been charged with “corruption on earth,” “incitement to corruption by encouraging youth to engage in lunacy,” “insulting the sacred” and “acquiring illicit income.” Read more about her case on our website (link in bio).⠀ ⠀ #SaharTabar #Iran #FatemehKhishvand #Tehran #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Corona #CoronaIran #UN #HumanRights #CivilRights #FreeSpeech #FreedomofExpression #Influencer WHO #ExpressYourself
She later revealed that her grotesque look was mostly achieved using makeup and editing.
On the true nature of her condition in prison, Judge Mohammad Moghiseh reportedly denied Sahar’s release on bail on several occasions, even as the kingdom went on to declare more than 70,000 coronavirus cases.
‘It makes no sense to deny this. The prison director should acknowledge the infection and admit she has been hospitalized,’ he said as he revealed the authorities claim she has not caught the virus.
He also added that Sahar and other inmates who have been put in prison on non-violent charges should also be released because of the outbreak.