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Iranian cartoonist opens up about her captivity

In her first interview to Western media since winning her release, Atena Farghadani talks about the horrific conditions behind bars in Iran and how she plans to continue producing political art, even if that means going to prison again

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What it is really like to be a female TV anchor in Iran

Shirani made claims of alleged harassment and sexism in her workplace after fleeing Iran with her young son. She spoke to the Independent from a secret location about the reality of maintaining a high-profile role in a society where women are deliberately disempowered