Iran bids farewell to acclaimed filmmaker Kiarostami

Doctor guilty in Kiarostami’s death, sentenced by court

MNA – An Iranian official announced on Sunday that the court judging the case for Abbas Kiarostami’s death has issued its final verdict reprimanding the guilty surgeon.

The case verdict for the late internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami was issued, announced Deputy Head of Iran Medical Council (IRIMC) Mohsen Khalili, on Sunday.

According to the verdict, the physician is sentenced to a written reprimand registered in his profile and published in medical media, Khalili said.

IRIMC earlier announced that the hospital reports received from France confirms IRIMC’s judgment about Abbas Kiarostami’s death.

The main cause of the noted Iranian director’s death had been reported as ‘meningeal hemorrhage’ (bleeding within brain membranes).

The further inspections on Kiarostami’s death were carried out upon his son’s request.

Since 1970, Abbas Kiarostami (1940 –2016) had been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries.

The director of “Certified Copy”, “Taste of Cherry”, “Through the Olive Trees” and “Where Is Friend’s Home”, Kiarostami died on July 4, 2016 at the age of 76 in Paris. He was a filmmaker, photographer, producer, screenwriter, poet, graphic designer and a video artist.