Now we can link you to a full English translation: A letter by Soheil Parhizi on JafarPanahi's birthday
Jafar Panahi, the internationally renowned Iranian director celebrated his 52rd birthday yesterday – even as he continues to live under the heavy burden of his sentence.
Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in jail with his "social rights," including making movies, writing scripts, travelling outside of Iran and giving interviews to domestic and foreign media, having been taken away for a total of 20 years!
Birthday Wish for imprisoned filmmaker Jafar Panahi
Every year, international film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, especially Berlin, remind me and certainly many others of Jafar Panahi, who, in my opinion is