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Imprisoned for drawing a cartoon and prosecuted for shaking hands with her lawyer in prison – this is one young woman’s real-life nightmare. Artist and activist Atena Farghadani tells her story from Iran, where she has faced horrific punishment for daring to speak out. Her words are voiced in English by actress Nazanin Boniadi. In Their Own Words is a podcast from Amnesty International, where people around the world tell their extraordinary stories of fighting for their rights. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.

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