Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat

Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat: 'They broke my hands to stop me drawing Assad' - video

Ali Farzat founded in 2001 Syria's first satirical weekly, Ad Domari. In August 2011, he was attacked by Bashar al-Assad's militia who broke his hands. The incident prompted international condemnation of the Assad regime. Farzat was awarded the European parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought

• This video is the first episode of a series on cartoonists from the Arab world, produced by Samar Media

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