Parastou Forouhar allowed to leave Iran

2009/12/21

Published in “Deutschlandradio” on December 21 2009
Source (German): http://www.dradio.de/kulturnachrichten/2009122109/4/

With a delay of more than two weeks, Parastou Forouhar has now been permitted leave Iran and return to Germany. According to “Financial Times Deutschland”, the authorities returned her passport to the German-Iranian artist and resident of the German city of Offenbach. Ms Forouhar had travelled to Tehran in order to attend a commemoration ceremony for her parents. On 5th December, on her way to go back to Germany, the regime confiscated her documents. After a lenghty harrassment-like conversation, she has now been returned her documents, she said. Parastou Forouhar is pursuing the solving of the killing of her parents.
In her artistic work, she reflects the political situation in Iran. Her works, among them sketches and animations, were displayed at the Berlin Biennale and in the New York Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art.

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