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Iran/release of Jafar Panahi

Published on May 26, 2010
Joint statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister for Culture and Communication

Paris, May 25, 2010
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We are happy that Jafar Panahi has today regained his freedom, a freedom he should never have been denied.

Once again, we regret that he was unable to participate in the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as a member of the Jury, where he was eagerly awaited.

We would like him as soon as possible to be able to resume his artistic activity, which is a credit to Iranian cinema./.

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