After reading Atena’s story I felt compelled to draw attention to her plight whilst exercising the freedom to draw political cartoons. Atena Farghadani peacefully protested against her Government through her art and was arrested, beaten and sentenced to over 12 years in prison. She has committed no crime. Visit Amnesty International to see how you can help free Atena.
Atena was imprisoned for painting Iranian government officials as animals. This is the artwork she is being punished for.