#Draw4Atena: Cartoonists against the condemnation of Iranian activist Atena Farghadani

Source: Freedom Page, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Atena Farghdani, 28, is an artist and a human rights activist. She was arrested in January 2015, for a cartoon in which she depicted the Iranian MPs casting votes on the proposed legislation as animals. She was condemned 12.5 years in jail (her the draw). Worse, after Atena’s arrested, also her lawyer Mohammad Moghimi was imprisoned for “shaking hands with his female client”. He was charged with “non-adultery illegitimate relations” and released on bail (June 17).

After the arrest of Atena, the activists launched in Twitter the hasthag #Draw4Atena. Many cartoonists have decided to support the campaign, calling for the immediate release of Atena Farghdani. Below some cartoons created for the campaign.

1903023_10152775026407271_3644854819486329423_n

10521985_10152775026552271_2516153731566417899_n

11017748_10152775026717271_8182243370871462832_o

11377324_10152775026642271_26562811228897449_n

11406353_10152775026382271_7256028031244280109_o

11412401_10152775026802271_4922520766124231267_n

11428034_10152775026427271_8519385241182287901_n

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s