A Rebel Artist Executed for His Work

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HIS SATIRICAL ART RIDICULED THE GADDAFI REGIME and ultimately cost political cartoonist Kais Ahmed Al-Hilali his life. Al-Hilali was shot and killed in Benghazi late last month, soon after finishing an anti-Gaddafi caricature. The urban street artist was in the vanguard of young protestors in Libya who looked to Egypt and Tunisia’s peaceful revolutions for inspiration in their own pro-democracy movement.

Cartoonists around the world paid tribute to him with their own sketches.

This CNN report shows more examples of graffiti and wall murals drawn by Kais Ahmed Al-Hilali.

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