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August 31, 2016

CRNI Names Cartoonist Refugee Eaten Fish Its Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award-Winner For 2016


You should go read Cartoonist Rights Network International's full statement on their 2016 award-winner; it's an amazing story. Eaten Fish is an Iranian national being held in the notorious Manus Island detention center. Janet Galbraith will accept the award on the detained cartoonist's behalf.

Here is his story in comics form. Here is a series of cartoons. Here's a petition for medical attention instigated by Galbraith.

One hopes the attention brought by the award might lead to changes in both the overall policy and in this artist's specific situation, and sooner rather than later. Apparently the detention center is being shut down, but those currently held there will not be brought into Australia. One hopes for the best possible outcome in all cases.
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