Iranian Artist Permitted to Leave Country

July 21st, 2016

Previously detained, Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has been allowed to leave Iran for Vancouver, where he operates a studio.  “I am accused by the police,” Tanavoli says.  “The accusations are that my art is based on ‘spreading the falsehood’ and ‘creating public anxiety’. On 10 July I went to court with my lawyer and I was given the above allegations.”

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