“In the capital, Damascus, attackers abducted and beat a prominent Syrian cartoonist, who was found bleeding along the city’s airport road. A photo released by activists after the attack showed cartoonist Ali Ferzat, 60, in a hospital bed, with his head and both hands swathed in bandages.
The cartoonist, one of the best-known in the Middle East, had become increasingly critical of the Syrian regime and had begun addressing the uprising against Assad in his drawings. One of his recent cartoons depicts Assad painting railway tracks to escape from a train approaching him at fast pace.”—
A Facebook Page has sprung up in support of Ali Ferzat, which includes photos of the 60-year-old cartoonists injuries. I hope he’s got lots of friends and family nearby to help him through this.