Posts Tagged ‘ hadi heidari ’

Independence Day Around the World

July 4, 2016
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Independence Day Around the World

As we celebrate Independence Day, we also celebrate the independent spirit of our country’s founders, men and women who fought against an oppressive regime and eventually gave us the law that CBLDF works to protect: the First Amendment. Freedom of expression isn’t exclusive to the United States, but most countries don’t have the protections we do.…

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Iranian Cartoonist Heidari Released from Prison

April 27, 2016
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Iranian Cartoonist Heidari Released from Prison

Just a few days after we got word that Atena Farghadani is set to be released from an Iranian prison next month, her countryman and fellow cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been freed after he was re-arrested on a previous charge in November. Heidari announced his release yesterday with the cartoon shown here and a brief…

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Another Cartoonist Arrested in Iran

November 18, 2015
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Another Cartoonist Arrested in Iran

Iranian authorities arrested another cartoonist this week, allegedly to make him serve out a previous sentence imposed two years ago because the state “had a different interpretation of his cartoons than he had,” according to his lawyer. Hadi Heidari previously served only one month of his year-long sentence, but it is unclear why authorities chose…

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