Cartoon: Free Atena

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Iranian political cartoonist Atena Farghadani has been sentenced to twelve years in prison for a cartoon depicting parliament with animal heads in protest of legislation that would restrict access to birth control and make divorce harder to obtain.

Artist: Maarten Wolterink (Netherlands)
See more of this artist’s work on Cartoon Movement.

This piece was originally published on June 4, 2015.

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