Mohammad Moghimi, the attorney of the Iranian activist and cartoonist Atena Faraghdani was arrested on 10 June following a visit to his client in jail. His charges are based on the fact that he shook Faraghdani's hand. Faraghdani was recently sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for posting drawings and content critical of the government on her Facebook page.
According to the Human Rights Activist News Agency, Moghimi has been transferred to ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. His bail has been set to 20 million tomans -approximately $7000 USD. It is likely Faraghdani will face similar charges.
PT #Iran lawyer Mohammad Moghimi arrested for committing grave crime of shaking his client #AtenaFarghadani‘s hand pic.twitter.com/uM8kRwXdyF
— Mansoureh Mills (@Mansourehmi) June 14, 2015
Cartoon by @ManaNeyestani: #FreeAtena and her lawyer both in jail… #Draw4Atena pic.twitter.com/k3JL4Op9oY
— Katniss/Lisbeth (@shokufeyesib) June 16, 2015
The social media campaign for Faraghdani's release can be followed under the #freeAtena hashtag.