Iran op­po­si­tion leader’s daugh­ter holds paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TEHRAN, Iran — A daugh­ter of Iran’s op­po­si­tion leader Mir Hos­sein Mousavi, who has been un­der house ar­rest since early 2011, is hold­ing a paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion in Tehran.

Narges Mousavi’s six-day ex­hibit, en­ti­tled “When it Dawned,’’ is her sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion since her fa­ther was placed un­der house ar­rest along with an­other op­po­si­tion leader, Mahdi Kar­roubi. The two led street protests and chal­leng­ing then­pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad’s 2009 re-elec­tion. No charges have been raised against Mousavi and Kar­roubi.

Narges says her ex­hi­bi­tion is “about the con­trast be­tween coarse­ness of war and el­e­gance of peace.’’

The ex­hi­bi­tion opened on Fri­day. It closes Wed­nes­day. Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani in both his pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns, in 2013 and 2017, promised to lift the house ar­rest for the two op­po­si­tion lead­ers, but the pair re­mains de­tained.

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