The Iranian activist and cartoonist Atena Farghadani has been released from Evin Prison. On April 26, Global Voices reported that her sentence had been reduced from 12 years to 18 months. On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, she was released.
The cartoonist's May 3 release was a popular subject on social media throughout Iran and the international human rights community, including this tweet by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran:
آتنا فرقدانی آزاد شد pic.twitter.com/NO1J61iFxv
— IranHumanRights.org (@ICHRI) May 3, 2016
Atena Faraghdani has been freed.
Persian readers can find out more here: آتنا فرقدانی از زندان اوین آزاد شد+تصویر
For past coverage on Global Voices of Atena Farghadani's case:
- Atena Farghadani Goes on Trial Tomorrow in Iran for Her Cartoon About Access to Contraception
- Verdict Delayed in Detained Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani's Trial
- Iran Sentences Atena Faraghdani to 12.5 Years for Cartoons
- Jailed Cartoonist Atena Faraghdani's Lawyer is Arrested for Shaking Her Hand
- Jailed Activist and Artist Atena Farghdani Protests Mistreatment With Hunger Strike
- Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani's Prison Sentence Reduced From 12 Years to 18 Months