I Don't Want To Call Certain People "Rats" . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 14, 2009

But they appear to be leaving a sinking ship:

The daughter of a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has applied for asylum in Germany, organizers of a film festival that she was attending said Tuesday.

Narges Kalhor, the daughter of Ahmadinejad’s adviser on cultural and media affairs, submitted her asylum application to authorities in southern Germany, Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival spokesman Matthias Rued said.

(Via the Corner.) Ms. Kalhor would doubtless want to return to an Iran that is no longer dominated by the current absurd regime. But so long as that regime remains in power, Iran will continue to suffer the deleterious effects of a brain drain.

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