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June 27th, 2017

Beyond the Ban in Payvand

Check out Payvand’s feature on SEFA’s current show, Beyond the Ban, with an interview with Center for Human Rights in Iran’s director, Hadi¬†Ghaemi.

“We wanted to show the work of these brilliant artists-and also to show the creative richness of the very people that the US travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations will keep out,” said CHRI’s executive director Hadi Ghaemi.

“Artists in Iran already face arbitrary laws and repressive practices that stifle freedom of expression,” Ghaemi said. “The travel ban will only keep these gifted individuals from engaging with wider audiences-and give the authorities in Iran a freer hand in insulating Iranian society from the outside world.”

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