Iran Instagram star Sahar Tabar reportedly faces two years in jail

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The Iranian Instagram star who used cosmetic surgery and photoshop to look like Angelina Jolie reportedly faces up to 2 years in jail
Sahar Tabar gained social media fame after she posted photos of her drastically altered face after numerous cosmetic surgeries. Youtube/Sahar Tabar

* * * Iranian Instagram influencer Sahar Tabar, who is famous for drastically altering her appearance, could face up to two years in jail if found guilty of charges related to obtaining money through illegitimate means, according to an Iranian cybersecurity expert.
According to Iranian TV network Channel 3, the star's arrest was said to be tied to charged of "obtaining money through illegitimate means and publishing inappropriate and vulgar photos."
Reza Sobh Khiz, a cybersecurity expert said on the show that under Iranian cyber security laws Tabar could face anywhere between 91 days and two years in jail for these crimes.
Tabar's real name is Fatemeh Kh, Tasnim reported, and she gained recognition internationally for her resemblance to Angelina Jolie following drastic cosmetic surgery.
Iranian Instagram influencer Sahar Tabar, who was arrested on Saturday, could face up to two years in jail if found guilty of obtaining money through illegitimate means, according to Iranian cybersecurity expert Reza Sobh Khiz.
In a news segment on the "Salam Sobh Bekheir" show on Iran's Channel Three, Iranian cybersecurity expert Reza Sobh Khiz discussed Tabar's arrest.
"Her arrest was tied to obtaining money through illegitimate means and publishing inappropriate and vulgar photographs," he told the show's host.
Sobh Khiz went on to say that according to cyber security laws in Iran the Instagram influencer could be jailed for anywhere from 91 days to two years if she is found guilty.
According to Iranian news agency Tasnim, Tabar was also accused of blasphemy, inciting violence, offence against hijab and corrupting the youth.
According to Iranian news agency Tasnim, Tabar was also accused of blasphemy, inciting violence, offence against hijab and corrupting the youth.
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According to Radio Farda, the 22-year-old has had 50 procedures for her face, though she has said that much of her appearance comes from makeup and "heavy editing."
Prior to her arrest Tabar had a following of 26,800 on her Instagram page, which was deleted following her arrest on Saturday. Some fan pages, however, have preserved photos and videos of her.

Social media star, who shares photos edited to make her look like Angelina Jolie, detained for raft of charges including encouraging corruption
Iran has arrested an Instagram celebrity famous for drastically altering her appearance through cosmetic surgery, the semi-official Tasnim news agency has reported.
The social media star known as Sahar Tabar was detained on the orders of Tehran’s guidance court, which deals with “cultural crimes and social and moral corruption”, Tasnim said late Saturday.
She faces charges including blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption, the news agency added.
Tabar, 22, shot to prominence on Instagram last year after posting a series of images of her face altered through plastic surgery.
Most of the photos and videos shared with her 26,800 followers have also been heavily edited so that she is meant to resemble Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.
The account features images of her with a gaunt face, pouting lips and sharply turned-up nose.
In some, she can be seen wearing a loosely fitting hijab over her hair and a white bandage on her nose.
Such bandages, required after nose operations, are commonly seen on Tehran’s streets. Cosmetic surgery is hugely popular in the Islamic republic, with tens of thousands of operations taking place each year.
Tabar’s account has been deleted.
Instagram is the only major social media service accessible in Iran. Facebook and Twitter and the Telegram messenger service are officially banned.
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