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April 20   -   ArtsJournal: music

Two Iranian-American Gallerists Charged With Trying To Overthrow Iranian Government

Karan Vafadari and Afarin Nayssari, founders of the Aun Gallery in Tehran, were arrested last summer after Revolutionary Guards stormed the exhibition space, destroyed some art and carried away other pieces. "The couple has been incarcerated at [the] notorious Evin Prison ... and has been denied access to legal counsel, interrogated extensively, and frequently placed in solitary confinement over a series of charges that human rights organizations have denounced as baseless."


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