May 5, 2016

Iran cartoonist freed; president calls for free expression

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said. 

Atena Farghadani left Evin prison and embraced her mother. A photograph showed her smiling with a wreath of flowers around her neck. Read more.

AP

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- Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Freed from Prison with Four Years Probation - ArtNet

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