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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

March 16, 2018
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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

Well known street artist Banksy, in collaboration with John Tsombikos, put up a mural in the Bowery to bring attention to the unjust imprisonment of Zehra Doğan, a Turkish artist and journalist, who was sentenced to nearly three years in jail for a painting she did. The mural, which went up Thursday, March 15, relies…

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Ahmed Naji Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for “Violating Public Modesty”

February 22, 2016
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Ahmed Naji Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for “Violating Public Modesty”

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced to two years in prison this weekend for “violating public modesty” with an excerpt from his book Use of Life, which was published in a state-owned newspaper two years ago. Naji was previously acquitted in January, but the prosecution was able to appeal that verdict, and he received the…

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Cartoonists #Draw4Atena

June 15, 2015
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Atena Farghadani and cartoon

Atena Farghadani, Iranian artist and activist sentenced earlier this month to nearly 13-year prison sentence for “insulting members of parliament through paintings” has found the support of the global cartoonist community with the #Draw4Atena campaign. Organized by Comic Riffs, artists around the world are lending their pen in non-violent support of the Farghadani after she…

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