Greg Clarke

Ali Ferzat Beating

AUGUST 25, 2011

Earlier today the brave Syrian cartoonist, and critic of Bashar Assad's thuggish regime, was pulled out of his car by masked gunmen. They beat him, breaking his hands, before dumping him on the side of the road. The assailants reportedly said, "We will break your hands so that you'll stop drawing."

As if we need another reminder of how precious our freedoms are.

(Left: AP Photo/Musaffar Salman)

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