Iranian cartoonist sentenced to lashing

According to a news report, Iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh has been sentenced to 25 lashes for drawing a cartoon that showed a member of parliament in an unkind light, namely wearing a football jersey.

“The harsh ruling handed down to Shokraiyeh is not an isolated case in Iran. In the past, other cartoonists such as Mana Neyestani have also been imprisoned for their work.”

Yeah, a caricature is going to lead to him getting whipped.

No, you’re not mistaken. It is the 21st century.

This is what happens when you have an oppressive theocracy.

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