One of the creepiest people you’ll ever seen in your life (no, I don’t mean Joe Biden) has been reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
A human rights organization says that a jailed Iranian Instagram star — known for her transformation into a “zombie Angelina Jolie” — is currently on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus in custody.
Lawyers for Fatemeh Khishvand, known on Instagram as “Sahar Tabar,” had asked for her to be released amid the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, but a judge refused to grant bail, according to the US-based Center for Human Rights in Iran.
“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,” human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan told the organization on Wednesday.
The Iranian Instagram star who is more well-known for her creepy looks that make her look like a character from The Walking Dead rather than an lookalike of Angelina Jolie was arrested in Iran on multiple charges last year.
Khishvand was previously arrested on the orders of Tehran’s guidance court, which deals with cultural crimes and social and moral corruption for charges of blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means, and encouraging youths to corruption.
Iran does not favor internet celebrities, especially those on Instagram and they’ve cracked down hard on them over the last year or so.
Jail officials are actually denying that Khishvand has actually contracted the virus, but her lawyer says that she is indeed positive and needs to be released from prison because of it. Good luck with that.
Iran was hit pretty hard by the coronavirus as well. They have seen nearly 5,000 in the country and 79,000+ cases. When compared to the rest of the world and the countries that have been hit the hardest, Iran is ranked #8 for the most amount of cases.