Age: 55 |
Birth City: آبادان |
Joined on October 02, 2012
Announcing the winners recently, the organizers said Hatami won the award for her appearance in ‘Subdued’ directed by Hamid Nematollah.
She grabbed the award in competition with Elnaz Shakerdoust for ‘Asphyxia’, Sorayya Qasemi for ‘Villa Residents’, Zahra Davoudnejad for ‘Soheila No.17’, Sara Bahrami for ‘Italy Italy’, and Mohaddeseh Heirat for ‘The Home’.
Born in 1972, Hatami is the daughter of renowned Iranian director Ali Hatami and has appeared in some of her father’s films, even as a child actress, including ‘Hezar Dastan’, ‘Kamal-ol-Molk’ and ‘The Devoted’ from 1987 to 1992.
She went to Switzerland and embarked on her studies in electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Just two years later, she shifted her field of study to French Literature. Hatami returned to Iran in 1996 when her father became ill.
Her first appearance in a leading role was in the film ‘Leila’ in 1997. Hatami has starred in numerous movies and won many prestigious awards throughout her successful career >>>
Mehdi Bohlouli was transferred to solitary confinement in Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj, near Tehran, on Monday morning. His family have been told to go to the prison for their final visit today. He has spent more than 15 years on death row. It follows the execution last Thursday (10 August) of Alireza Tajiki, who was just 15 at the time of his arrest.
“By scheduling this unlawful execution when the world is still expressing outrage about Alireza Tajiki, the Iranian authorities are effectively declaring to the international community that they have no shame in remaining the world’s top executioner of those who were children at the time of the crime. The head of Iran’s judiciary must immediately intervene and stop this execution from taking place before Iran’s cruel justice system takes yet another life,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.
“The latest round of executions of individuals for crimes committed while under 18 shows that the sickening enthusiasm of Iran’s justice system for the death penalty knows no bound. This is nothing short of an all-out assault on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.”
Mehdi Bohlouli was sentenced to death by a criminal court in Tehran in November 2001 after he was convicted of murder for fatally stabbing a man during a fight. He was 17 when the crime took place and has spent his entire young adult life on death row. This is the fourth time that he has been scheduled for execution and transferred to solitary confinement. The last time was in April 2017, when a postponement was announced the day before the scheduled execution date. In January 2017, his request for a retrial was denied.
Iran is one of the last countries in the world that still uses the death penalty against juvenile offenders. In January 2016, Amnesty International published a report which found that despite piecemeal reforms introduced by the Iranian authorities in 2013 to deflect criticism of their appalling record on executions of juvenile offenders, they have continued to condemn dozens of young people to death for crimes committed when they were below 18 years of age.
Since the beginning of this year, Iran has executed at least four individuals who were under the age of 18 at the time of the crime. As of August 2017, Amnesty International had identified the names of at least 89 individuals on death row who were under the age of 18 when the crime was committed.