Iranian cartoonist arrested in Tehran

A prominent Iranian cartoonist, Hadi Heidari, was arrested in Tehran within just weeks of five journalist also being detained, including former Culture Ministry official Issa Saharkhiz.

 

It is unclear why Heidari was taken into custody.

 

Heidari was arrested in 2009 while working with several reformist publications. In 2012,  Heidari was brought in for questioning after conservative critics said he had insulted Iranian soldiers.

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