Conflict & Justice

Cartoonist Critical of Syrian Regime Assaulted

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Ali Ferzat's most recent cartoon before being beaten by masked gunmen

Prominent Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat was beaten Thursday by masked gunmen in Damascus. In recent months, as the government cracked-down on protesters, Ferzat's cartoons had been especially critical of the Assad regime. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with London-based writer and blogger Robin Yassin-Kassab, who has followed and written about Ali Ferzat for many years.

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