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Halt the flogging of the Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh
Petition Background (Preamble):
Cartoonist sentenced to flogging for depicting MP
An Iranian cartoonist has been sentenced to flogging after depicting a member of parliament in a local publication.
According to the country’s official news agency Irna, cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh has been sentenced to 25 lashes after drawing a cartoon that showed Arak MP Ahmad Lotfi Ashtiani wearing a football jersey.
The Press Court of the Province, presided over by Judge Edalatkhah, issued the sentence.
The cartoon appeared in Nameye Amir, the Central Province’s best-selling publication. The magazine is currently in its tenth year of publication.
The harsh ruling handed down to Shokraiyeh is not an isolated case in Iran. In the past, other cartoonists such as Mana Neyestani have also been imprisoned for their work.
Source : GV The Green Voice of Freedom
The Halt the flogging of the Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: torture, human rights, iran, flogging, mahmoud shokraiyeh