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An Iranian author in jail

Update: fortunately Yaghub Yadali was freed today.

Yaghoub Yadali is an Iranian young author who has written a very good novel named “The behavior of unrest”. This book got some important prizes and was among the best novels of the year, 2 years ago.
The story happens in east of Iran. But now he has been jailed because of this book, because the people of that part of Iran believe that the author has insulted them by writing a story about a woman who lives there! It’s so sad that an artist has been jailed because of his artwork. He has spent more than 40 days behind the bars.

Read more on this here.

+ April 22, 2007 11:11 PM