Today’s Plantu cartoon in Le Monde: Jafar Panahi

Today’s first page cartoon of “Le Monde” newspaper in France, 21th December 2010 is about Jafar Panahi, one of the most respected and famous Iranian film maker. Jean Plantu drew his cartoon about this Iranian artist to show his support of him.
It is one of the most renowned filmmakers of the “new wave of Iran. The director Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in prison, his lawyer said. Iran’s judiciary banned him also to make films or leave the country during the next 20 years.
The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic guidance is accused of “plotting against the regime a film on the post-election events, that is to say about the events that followed the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad In June 2009.
Jean Plantu is the founder and president of “Cartooning for Peace” International cartooning organization based in Paris.
his cartoons in being published daily since many years ago at the first page of this newspaper.