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Spotlight: Iran

Profile: Atena Farghadani

Profile: Atena Farghadani

Artist and political activist, Atena Farghadani, is serving a 12-year prison sentence in Iran for a cartoon depicting as animals MPs who voted for a regressive law on birth control. She faces an additional sentence, alongside her lawyer, for indecent behaviour for shaking hands with him when he visited her in prison, a charge described itself as a ‘gross caricature of justice’.

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