Freed Farghadani fights on through her art

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Atena Farghadani is an Iranian artists who was sentenced to jail for 12 years and 9 months for a caricature of Iranian MP’s as animals. Through massive pressure in Iran and globally, her sentence was diminished to 18 months and she was freed in May 2016. In an interview to the Washington Post, she shares her thoughts and experiences about her captivity (the humiliations, the virginity test, the hunger strike, the desperation…) , her freedom (“I am grateful to all those whom I don’t know and to whom I owe my freedom”) and her art (in jail, a future street-exhibition, an exhibition abroad…). She is a living testament to the fact that one should never give up striving for freedom.

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30647:iranian-artist-talks-about-oppression-and-art&catid=5:human-rights&Itemid=110

 

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