Mahmoud Shokraiyeh sentenced in Iran

Cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh was sentenced to 25 lashes for drawing a cartoon that depicted a member of parliament wearing a football (soccer) jersey. Probably the best explanation for these sad and troubling events can be found on Daryl Cagle's blog on MSNBC. Cagle reached out to Nik Kowsar, an Iranian cartoonist now living in Washington, D.C. who was briefly imprisoned by the Iranian regime, for more details about what this means and what was behind it.

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