Gianluca Costantini
Political Comics

Freedom for the cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi

Human rights and media freedom groups demand immediate release of Ashraf Hamdi, who was taken from his home after posting video tribute to 2011 uprising.

Rights groups have called for the immediate release of an Egyptian cartoonist who wrote on Facebook he was being arrested shortly after posting online a video tribute to the country’s 2011 uprising on the 10th anniversary of the first mass demonstrations which overthrew longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

“I’m getting arrested,” Ashraf Hamdi said in the post early on Monday. Hundreds of users have since shared, with many questioning his whereabouts. Continue


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