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ALI FERZAT – Syria

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In August 2011, two masked and armed men attack the Syrian cartoonist and artist Ali Ferzat and break his hands as a warning. According to them, it is all about preventing him from drawing cartoons that « dishonour » the leaders of the regime –even though they have been contested for several years by a popular revolt.

Ali Ferzat’s hands and left eye are seriously injured and he is found on the road from Damas to the airport before being led to the hospital.  He recovers in Koweit and since then he can use his hands again. He keeps drawing against Baathist regime.

Cartooning for Peace followed closely Ali Ferzat’s situation and many of our cartoonists expressed their support through cartoons.

Ali Ferzat was awarded the Sakharov Prize in 2011 –a way of thumbing his nose at those who wanted to prevent him fom drawing.

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  • Kap (Spain)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Kap (Spain)
  • Khalil (Palestine)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Khalil (Palestine)
  • Kichka (Israel)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Kichka (Israel)
  • Article from Le Monde, February 21th, 2012
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Article from Le Monde, February 21th, 2012
  • Riber (Sweden)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Riber (Sweden)
  • Aurel (France)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Aurel (France)
  • Baha (Palestine)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Baha (Palestine)
  • Self-portrait of Ali Ferzat
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Self-portrait of Ali Ferzat
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Ed Hall (USA)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Ed Hall (USA)
  • Jiho (France)
    ALI FERZAT – Syria - Jiho (France)
  • Kap (Spain)
  • Khalil (Palestine)
  • Kichka (Israel)
  • Article from Le Monde, February 21th, 2012
  • Riber (Sweden)
  • Aurel (France)
  • Baha (Palestine)
  • Self-portrait of Ali Ferzat
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Ed Hall (USA)
  • Jiho (France)