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Soudabeh Ardavan
Prison Sketches
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Art and Punishment

Art and Punishment

The old “suffering artist” cliché takes on a new meaning when it comes to Soudabeh Ardavan. Charged with participating in demonstrations against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ardavan was held for eight years in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. She found...
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Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani stands in front of a portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, during visit of his shrine, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 16, 2013. .(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)