Cartoon 137: “Remember the Spent Candle! Remember!”
“Tell our friends for us, remember the spent candle! Remember!”
Iranian cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on Zahra Rahnavard’s message to her family, after five years under house arrest. (The words are from a poem by Ali Akbar Dehkhoda.)
Zahra Rahnavard, her husband Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mehdi Karroubi, former presidential candidates, have been under house arrest without a trial since February 2011, in the aftermath of the political unrest following the 2009 disputed elections.