Syrian political cartoonist severly beaten by pro-Assad gunmen

26.08.2011                      26.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Syrian political cartoonist severly beaten by pro-Assad gunmen

60-year-old Ali Ferzat has become the most famous victim of the repression of Syria's five-month uprising. The attack on him is stark reminder that no Syrian is immune to the crackdown.

Masked gunmen dragged Syria's best-known political cartoonist from his car before dawn Thursday, beat him severely and broke both his hands as a warning to stop drawing just days after he compared Syria's president to Moammar Gadhafi, a relative and activists said.
Hospitalized with serious injuries, 60-year-old Ali Ferzat has become the most famous victim of the repression of Syria's five-month uprising. The attack on him was a stark reminder that no Syrian is immune to the crackdown….