Female cartoonist could have 12 year prison term extended for shaking her lawyer’s hand


Amnesty International reports that Atena Farghadani, 29, who was jailed after she depicted Iranian government officials as o-UN-facebook[1]monkeys and goats in a satirical cartoon, may face a longer sentence amid claims over the handshake.

Charges of an “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery” have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer Mohammad Moghimi amid allegations he visited her in jail and shook her hand – which is illegal in Iran.

  • This is why we need way more Muslim immigrants.

    • Exile1981

      And not ones like the cartonist; ones like the judge and law makers in iran.

  • Martin B

    Islam liberated women, just ask the Women’s Studies faculty at your local college or the imam at your local mosque, they’ll tell you.

    • mobuyus

      That’s where I will go for now on, for all my information on the niceties of islam.

  • Let’s give these guys a bomb!

  • Dana Garcia

    Is shaking hands worse than having a short-legged dog in Iran?


  • Shebel

    I thought that it was only Muhammad that you could not draw a picture of.
    Do these Iranian gov’t officials DARE to compare themselves to the Prophet (PBAH) ?
    This is Blasphemy—-
    Stone them!

  • I should admit that she made the government officials look better than in real life.

    • Crom Bann

      More the shame, she is talented.

  • Xavier

    It occurs to me that if something were to happen to the Moslem cultists, the men would deserve it and it would be a blessing to the women.

    • Mack D Knife

      She should draw a picture of a “Cut the Throut of Your Oppressor Day” Now that would cut down on the terrorist threat immensely if all the Burka girls followed thru with it!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama’s best friends for life. Wait till this comes to America.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    People think Iran is nation of idiots , my oponion is they might be even smarter than the West , who knows they could have few nuke bombs or missiles ready to start the 3rd world war .