‘This is just a warning:’ Pro-regime gunmen break Syrian cartoonist’s hands

Ali Ferzat, a Syrian anti-regime cartoonist, was attacked by security forces in Damascus, writes Toronto Star:

BEIRUT—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.

Ali Ferzat

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