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    Posted August 27, 2011 by
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    Syria: Cartoonist Ali Farzat Attacked

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     brixton, a graphic designer and cartoonist from New York, calls for awareness to plight of Ali Farzat, a popular Syrian politcal cartoonist who the U.S. State Department says was the target of a "brutal attack" by the Syrian government.
    - tyson, CNN iReport producer

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/26/syria.cartoonist.beaten/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

     

    Bashar al-Assad has tried to silence a man whose quill and ink are likened to Damascus steel and the hardy blood of the Syrian people. He won't succeed.

     

    I found myself on the verge of tears at this story- not from sorrow, but from anger- perhaps because I trade in ink myself, and certainly because freedom of expression is dear to me.  If Farzat cannot lift his pen at present because a coward has broken his hands, I thought to do him the favor of drawing a cartoon for him.

     

    I'd suggest that every cartoonist who can grasp a pen do likewise.

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