Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Is this the end of the Western post-war order?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Putin 'gets the tsar treatment' as he meets Macron in Versailles

Read more

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

Read more

ENCORE!

The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Remembering our friend and colleague Jean-Karim Fall

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

Read more

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump wraps up world tour at G7 summit in Italy (part 1)

Read more

undefined

Mousavi fired as head of public art institute

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2009-12-22

Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has been stripped of his role as president of the state-funded Academy of Art, a position he had held since the academy's establishment in 1999.

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was dismissed on Tuesday from his position as president of the Academy of Art, the Fars news agency reported.

"Members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution dismissed Mir Hossein Mousavi as head of the Academy of Art," council member Mohammad Mohammadian told the news agency.

Mousavi, a former prime minister, had headed the Academy of Art ever since its establishment in 1999.

Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose controversial June re-election Mousavi continues to reject, heads the council which dismissed the opposition chief.

The Academy of Art is a state-funded body supervised by the president's office which has a stated mission to "preserve Islamic and national art" and "confront invasive cultures."

Date created : 2009-12-22

  • IRAN

    Mousavi's car 'attacked' on way back from funeral

    Read more

  • THE OBSERVERS

    Montazeri mourners met with riot police

    Read more

COMMENT(S)