Cartoon 120: Family Punishment for Political Activism
In a letter from prison, prominent rights activist Narges Mohammadi wrote about the pain her imprisonment has imposed on her 8-year-old twin children. In a part of the letter she wrote about the authorities’ refusal to allow her to visit with her children. “The entire time I was inside [the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward] 209, they neither allowed me to hear their voices, nor did they allow me to see them. The bitterness and the sting of this ‘deprivation,’ which barred me from seeing those I hold dear, was no different than dying a slow death. I keep remembering my interrogator’s words, ‘You will pay with even more deprivations,'” wrote Mohammadi. This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on the issue.