Tadmor’s Ghosts

An example of one who has stayed even after paying a high price for years of blatant dissidence is the cartoonist Ali Farzat. In August, masked men abducted him, smashed his hands, and left him for dead on the side of the road. Thisman who had drawn cartoons of Tadmor with dying prisoners hanging from meat hooks was undaunted. In one cartoon, an anonymous artist has drawn Farzat in a hospital bed, hands totally bandaged except for the middle finger defiantly wagging at the regime.

JOURNAL ARTICLE – Middle East Studies vol.22 Pg. 18-19

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