Iranian director Jafar Panahi will reportedly be released on bail soon, according to, quoting Tehran’s public prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi. A =”green” opposition ally, Panahi has been sitting in the slammer since 3.1. He was most likely incarcerated for the same reason that all ugly-thug regimes imprison political opposition leaders or figureheads — i.e., he pissed them off.