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Riad Ismat

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Mohammad Riad Hussain Ismat (Arabic: رياض عصمت) (11 July 1947 – 13 May 2020) was a Syrian writer, critic and theatre director. He was Minister of Culture from 3 October 2010 to 23 June 2012 during the Bashar al-Assad presidency. He later moved to Chicago where he taught at Columbia College. He was born in Damascus.

Ismat died on 13 May 2020 in Evanston, Illinois from COVID-19, aged 72.[1]

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  1. "وفاة وزير الثقافة السوري الأسبق رياض عصمت بفيروس "كورونا"". enabbaladi.net (in Arabic). 14 May 2020.