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Cartoons for freedom
Illustrating the struggle for rights and liberties in Iran. Portfolio of Mana Neyestani

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orn in Tehran in 1973, Mana Neyestani is an award-winning cartoonist from Iran. The politics and poetry in his cartoons have made him one of the most high-profile political cartoonists in the country. In 2006, he was arrested and imprisoned by the Iranian authorities for one of his cartoons published by the Iran newspaper. Recipient of the 2010 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award, Neyestani is now in exile in Malaysia. His works appear regularly in pro-democracy Iranian websites:

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Mardomak and Radio Zamaaneh. Works by Mana Neyestani featured in this portfolio deal with the struggle for democracy and human rights in Iran. Taking the cue from the Iranian Green Movement, patches of green in these cartoons symbolise freedom and rebellion, while power and tyranny are depicted in red. An archive of cartoons by Mana Neyestani is available on Facebook: on.fb.me/cCJngJ
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Reception

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Red carpet

Stoning

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The royal chair

Hunger strike

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For Shiva Nazar Ahari

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The army of liars

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Applause

Hungry people

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Sounds and silence

The constant fiddler

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Forbidden

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Cain and Abel

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Freedom, for a second.

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