Today, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from jail after spending over a year in Tehran’s Evin Prison for her satirical drawing of Iran’s policymakers as animals.
The Iranian artist sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison for her satirical cartoons critical of the Iranian government was forced to repeatedly undergo virginity and pregnancy tests last year.
Many are showing their support for Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, recently sentenced to 12 years in prison, under the hashtags #FreeAtena and #Draw4Atena.
Atena Farghadani, a 28-year-old artist on trial in Iran over a cartoon that depicts members of parliament as animals, has been sentenced to 12 years and 9 months in prison.
The inhumane conditions that 28-year-old artist Atena Farghadani has been subjected to over the past nine months in Iran are horrifying to consider.