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4299

Syrian Cartoonist Ali Farzat Recounts Assassination Attempt Following Criticism of President Al-Assad

June 02, 2014

Syrian Cartoonist Ali Farzat Recounts Assassination Attempt Following Criticism of President Al-Assad

Duration:
07:49
Source:
BBC Arabic (The UK)
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In a TV interview renowned Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat recounted details of his torture and attempted assassination following his criticism of "the president, the secret services, the Baath Party, and the mafia gangs operating in Syria." Farzat, who is currently in exile in Kuwait, also talked about the satirical magazine that he published from 2001 until 2003, when it was shut down by the government. Following are excerpts from the interview, aired by BBC Arabic on June 2, 2014. Interviewer: I...

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