Art Dealers Jailed in Tehran Freed on $10 Million Bail

Artnet: Henri Neuendorf.

Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari were sentenced in January on espionage and other charges. Gallery owners Afarin Neyssari and Karan Vafadari have been released on bail from Tehran’s Evin Prison according to a Facebook post published by Vafadari’s sister Kateh on Saturday.

The two, who own Tehran’s Aun Gallery, were arrested in July 2016 for espionage, possession of alcohol, and “dealing in indecent art,” among other charges, and were sentenced in January this year to 27 years behind bars for Vafadari, and 16 years for Neyssari. (The charges were later reduced… Read more

Image: Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Niasari. | Center for human Rights in Iran.

2018-10-23T20:55:45+00:00