Instagram celebrity, Sahar Tabar popularly known for supposedly being Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie’s ‘lookalike’ is reportedly on a ventilator after contracting Coronavirus while in prison.
Sahar Tabar whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand from Iran, was arrested in October 2019 on charges including her activities on Instagram, blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption.
The 22-year-old whose lawyers had asked for her to be released amid the country’s severe COVID-19 outbreak, is now said to be seriously ill.
The US-based Center For Human Rights In Iran said Judge Mohammed Moghiseh refused to grant her bail despite the fact that coronavirus is rife in the country’s prisons.
Last month, the country freed around 85,000 prisoners to try to combat the deadly virus, which is thought to have killed thousands more than official figures suggest, Daily Mail reports.
Human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan on Wednesday said;
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.
Iran has officially reported 4,869 deaths from coronavirus – a figure which has caused suspicion among experts and the international community.
Sahar Tabar gained social media prominence in 2017 after posting images of her eerily gaunt face, claiming to have undergone cosmetic surgery 50 times, in a bid to look like Tomb Raider actress, Angelina Jolie.
She later admitted she had some surgery such as a nose job, lip fillers and liposuction but insisted most of her unusual appearance is down to make-up and editing.
Social media users have continually described her as a ‘mad zombie’ and a ‘corpse bride’.