Children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi was denied entry to UK but decision has been overturned by UK embassy in Tehran

A respected Iranian illustrator who came under the spotlight after he was denied entry to the UK to attend the Edinburgh international book festival has been granted a visa.

Ehsan Abdollahi’s original visa application was declined by the Home Office despite the festival’s invitation to him to speak about his books. But the decision has been overturned by the British embassy in Tehran.

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