Organizers of a film festival say the daughter of an adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has applied for asylum in Germany.
Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival spokesman Matthias Rued said on Tuesday that Narges Kalhor informed festival organizers she had submitted her asylum application to authorities in the southern German city.
She is the daughter of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s adviser on cultural and media affairs, Mahdi Kalhor. He has been seen as a close ally of Mr. Ahmadinejad since early this decade.
Ms. Narges Kalhor had been at the Nuremberg festival to present her film “The Rake.” The film condemns the use of torture and the barbarity of totalitarianism.