Friday, April 29, 2016
IRANIAN CARTOONIST HADI HEIDARI FREED FROM EVIN PRISON
Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been released from Tehran’s Erin Prison. Mr. Heidari had been arrested by government agents on November 16, 2015, at the offices at the reformist newspaper, Shahrvand. The cartoonist was taken into custody after a judge ordered Hadeiri to serve the balance of a 2013 suspended sentence stemming from a cartoon deemed anti-state. Heidari’s November arrest came shortly after he posted a cartoon in response to the Paris terrorist attacks which was shared around the world.