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June 10, 2015


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Maarten Wolterink

I agree with Tjeerd that this is not the right place to sponsor cartoonists who obviously have to work in line with the government policies. One could say that joining the enemy to start a change from within is the way forward. But in this case you are to much of a tool for repression to keep the Iranian people ignorant.

Christo Komarnitski

Of course, FECO is NOT Amnesty International.
FECO is just a bunch of worthless cartoonists looking for free bed, food&drink and some cash as well.


I want to send you the FECO-France reaction. Please, send me an e-mail address.
Ballouhey FECO-France Vice president

Cartoon Movement

Dear Ballouhey, you can send the reaction of FECO-France to cartoons@cartoonmovement.com


The majority of french cartoonist's (see list below) who have participated to the second "Holocaust cartoon contest" organised by Irancartoon.com are members of extrême right wing movements and violent antisemic and racist movements.

Some of this so called french "cartoonist" particularly Jack Exily,Julien Schutz, Krapo Kibave,Pablo Utiel,Zeon are
regularly drawing for the French Racists an Holocaust deniers movement of Alain Soral and "comic artist" Dieudonne called " Égalité et Reconciliation" and " Reconciliation Nationale"

Of course this Gang of "French cartoonist" are revisionists of the Shoah and also fervent supporters of the Iranian Regime and Syrian Bachar Al Assad dictator.

Abderrazak Slim
Bernard Bouton
Charly BillaudDedko
Depre Patrice
Emile Pradier
Jack Exily
Jean Celestin
Julien Schutz
Krapo Kibave
Pablo Utiel
Thomas Losfeld
Vincent Bachelot


Solidarity whit Atena Farghadani and all political prisonners in Iran



This is the FECO-France press release dated June 9, 2015

French cartoonists have been savagely wounded in their own flesh by barbarians.

FECO-France is firmly against any demonstration organised by ennemies of freedom of expression and democracy, specially those that are against the emotions following the dramatic attempts of January 2015 thus targetting the Holocaust.
The International Bureau of FECO made an unconcievable and spectacular U-turn in public opinion. Therefore the treasurer decided to dissociate himself from the organisation and quit.

FECO-France which is the most important section of FECO, allows itself to sentence Feco International bureau.

FECO-France is calling for a democratic consulting, requiring today's bureau team to quickly organise a general consultation aiming real and truthworthy elections.

With the agreement of the FECO-France bureau.

Nalair Ballouhey
Président Vice président

Just an hour after this text had been published, Bernard Bouton, the International Feco General Director, resigned.
We were compelled to cut loose from Bernard Bouton’s choice. The 2015 holocaust contest initiated by the House of Cartoon of Iran (which he entered ), by targeting the holocaust, was directly aimed at politically countering the popular demonstrations that followed the terrorist attacks in January and the Charlie Hebdo cover that the survivors published. It was very much alike the 2006 holocaust contest against the Danish caricatures as Aude Massiot, also, puts it in Liberation.fr.
For the French cartoonists it is unacceptable, we have suffered too much from the loss of the best ones among us.
I can’t understand why Brito and Bouton do not partake of these notions yet when all the other cartoonists do. They have all been traumatized. In all the last cartoon events I have attended, I have seen cartoonists with lumps in their throats averting their tearful eyes from the pictures of our heroes. The house of Cartoon is an organisation which is dependent on the Iranian state power, they organise contests to counter the enemies of their theocratic government and these enemies, that they want to destroy, are The Charlie Cartoonists, the Jews, Democracy, Freedom of Expression… and Daech. Nobody will blame them when they target Daech except that Daech are Sunnites and therefore their enemies. I have made lots of cartoons against Daech and Boko Haram, they were published in “Jeune Afrique” and I am proud of it, they can be seen everywhere in Africa but never, ever, I would have thought of sending them to those evil ayatollahs.
Iran which sends Atena Farghadani into jail for 12 years because of a harmless cartoon : politicians with animal heads just as we can see thousands examples of them in the world press, Iran which compels our fellow cartoonists Kianoush Ramenazi, Mana Neyestani and Shahrokh Heidari to political exile in France, Iran is by no means a serious interlocutor.
The Iranian government has a right to organise lousy rotten contests but YOU have a right not to sign in, especially if you happen to be a representative of cartoonists from all around the world.
To show his disagreement with the international direction, Jean-Marie Bertin resigned as a General Treasurer. Bernard Bouton tried to justify his behaviour in a very awkward way then he stubbornly persisted and he eventually had to resign.
Peter Niewendijk, the general Secretary, was very angry after Bernard Bouton at the beginning and then he defended him, we are waiting for his decision at the moment.
We urgently need appoint a new general director in the most democratic and clearest way so as to start anew clean and free from any suspicion.

Vice President.


The vast majority of French Cartoonists are against participation to this contest. Please, publish the FECO-France reaction I send you.
Ballouhey FECO-France Vice-Pres

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