Day 6 Encore: Syrian Cartoonist Ali Farzat on Defying Assad


Roughly half a million Syrians have been displaced from the violence in their country. Ali Farzat is one of them. He is a popular Syrian political cartoonist, whose illustrations satirized Syrian daily life. But as the uprising took hold, he began targeting President Assad and his regime. He knew it was forbidden. And he paid the price for it. Two summers ago, he was kidnapped and beaten by Assad's militia. Both his hands were broken. Farzat now lives in Kuwait, where he continues to draw. *This story first aired on Day 6 in July.
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