Iran Jails Woman For 12 Yrs Because She Drew Cartoons Critical Of Politicians Who Restricted Birth Control

From Blazing Cat Fur:
An Iranian artist has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for drawing satirical cartoons of politicians who decided to restrict women’s access to birth control.

Atena Farghadani was on trial at Tehran’s so-called Revolutionary Court for ‘insulting members of parliament through paintings’ in relation to an illustration depicting government officials as animals.

The trial was held on May 19 but she only received the verdict and prison sentence this week.

Although the 28-year-old has been given 12 years and nine months in jail, experts believe this far exceeds the legal limit for such a crime, which currently stands at seven years and six months.

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