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Iran police deny banning sculptor from leaving country
This file photo taken on November 9, 2009 shows Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli standing next to his sculptures during an exhibition in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. Prominent Iranian sculptor Tanavoli said on July 10, 2016 he stood accused of disturbing the public peace, the ILNA news agency reported, after he was prevented from leaving the country last week. HAIDER SHAH / AFP.

TEHRAN (AFP).- Iranian police denied Saturday claims by prominent sculptor Parviz Tanavoli they were behind a legal complaint that had prevented the artist from leaving the country earlier this month.

Tanavoli, one of Iran's top artists, said last week after having been refused passage at the airport that he was told in court "that the police had accused me of publishing false information and disturbing the public peace".

But police spokesman, Brigadier General Saeid Montazer Al-Mahdi, told ISNA news agency on Saturday that the "police has not filed any complaints against Tanavoli and his being banned from leaving the country... is due to a judicial order".

The artist's lawyer, Sadreddine Mahouzi, also told the official IRNA news agency that a private individual had brought a lawsuit against Tanavoli.

Local media reported that the person behind the lawsuit was a collection owner who had bought six of Tanavoli's works. 

Last year, Tanavoli reportedly took the artworks for his personal museum and promised the owner another six works instead, but has not yet delivered.

Tanavoli's works are displayed in major museums worldwide including the British Museum, as well as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.

The artist was heading to London for the launch of his new book, "European Women in Persian Houses", when he was stopped by authorities.

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