Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan was arrested by Syrian authorities on October 2, 2012 in Hama. He was last seen on July 26, 2013. Reports that he is now dead have been impossible to verify and many hold out hope that he is still alive.

Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan was arrested by Syrian authorities on October 2, 2012 in Hama. He was last seen on July 26, 2013. Reports that he is now dead have been impossible to verify and many hold out hope that he is still alive.

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Courtesy: Freedom for Syrian Caricaturist Akram Raslan Facebook page

The sign Bashar al-Assad is holding reads: "Vote for Assad or we will burn down the land". This is thought to be the cartoon that prompted the Assad regime to arrest Akram Raslan.

The sign Bashar al-Assad is holding reads: "Vote for Assad or we will burn down the land". This is thought to be the cartoon that prompted the Assad regime to arrest Akram Raslan.

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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Akram Raslan, Syria

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