Iranian artist jailed for spreading propaganda, insulting government leaders


A sad story of Iranian artist and political activist Atena Farghadani who has been arrested for the cartoon above criticizing a new law restrict access to birth control.

Ms Farghadani, 28, faces charges of spreading propaganda, insulting MPs, and insulting the supreme leader.

The laws would end decades of family planning in Iran, outlawing vasectomies and restricting contraception.

Ms Farghadani was first arrested in August 2014, when her home was raided by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, and taken to Gharchak prison.

She was released in December but was rearrested again in January after posting a video online in which she alleged that she had been beaten by prison guards and interrogated for up to nine hours a day.