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Gallerists Jailed

Iranian-American Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Niasari, owners of Aun Gallery in Tehran, have been held in Evin Prison since their arrest in July 2016.

Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Niasari, owners of Tehran’s Aun Gallery, have been detained in the city’s Evin Prison for ten months on numerous charges including the display of “unethical and inappropriate art.” Photo by and courtesy Cyrus Vafadari. 

On July 20, 2016, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) agents stopped Niasari at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport as she was about to board a flight. She

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