Cartoon: Released for Norooz

Cartoon: Released for Norooz
by Omid Hast

VOA News: [Islamic Republic of] Iran has released a top politician, a film maker and a journalist, among others, to mark the Persian New Year.


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by minadadvar on

You, sure, are creative.


Another of your best Omid

by divaneh on

That's what I call visual impact. This cartoon has a big political statement and is not only one of the most expressive, but also one of the most impressive.



by yolanda on

Thank you for remembering the political prisoners during Nowruz...thanks for the article link.......the political prisoners are hostages, pawns, and bargaining chips in IRI's hands........very sad.....IRI also set really high bails to rip off the is despicable! It is super sad that more people are sentenced to death....

Shifteh Ansari

There is hope...

by Shifteh Ansari on

Omid Hast:

This is excellent work, compassionate and thoughtful.  It is true and sad, but there is hope.  Iran's political prisoners are hostages in the hands of a regime that is trying hard to restore its lost credibility--to no avail.  IRI won't be able to keep this up for long.  The time for the rule of a small minority over the majority has run out.