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News & Advocacy

The Iranian Regime Has Musicians, Actors, and Artists In Its Crosshairs


"Women in Black" artwork by Iranian artist Samaneh Atef. Image provided by Samaneh Atef.

Growing up in Iran, Sahar Ajdamsani, 26, recalls that she was in love with reading and writing stories from the time she was eight years old, and realized that, despite the risk, there was nothing else she wanted to do with her life other than to become an artist.

This op-ed was published in the Daily Beast on December 26, 2022. To read the full op-ed, please follow this link.

By Juliette Verlaque. Juliette is a program assistant at the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and a graduate of Barnard College.

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