What happened to Atena Farghadani?

The woman who was jailed for a satirical cartoon of the government may receive an increased sentence.

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The Independent Online

Atena Farghadani is an Iranian artist.

She was jailed for depicting government officials as animals in one of her cartoons.

She was then released, before writing letters to protest her treatment while in prison.

She drew several sketches even while in prison on paper cups that were given to inmates for tea.

After no response from the Iranian leaders, she made a video that explained her treatment to the world.

Details include strip searches and being abused both physically and mentally.

Now serving a 12 year sentence, she faces fresh charges of indecency allegedly for shaking her male lawyer's hand.

The charge is of an 'Illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery'.

 

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