In Homs, Baba Amr, Activist Danny Abdul Dayum a British citizen of Syrian decent reporting from a hospital that was attacked today. (6th February 2012)
Look these are all dead bodies, we are not animals we are human beings we are asking for help. We are asking for your help. They are hitting us with rockets. They’ve been nonstop with these rockets for four hours now. If they don’t stop they are going to kill us all. If you don’t help us they’ll kill millions and no one will find out about us. Please someone help us.
This is what Russia and China don’t want to stop.
This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: Immensely popular Syrian political cartoonist Ali Ferzat — a noted critic of President Bashar al-Assad’s bloody opposition crackdown — has reportedly had both his hands broken by four masked gunmen as a warning to cease his anti-Assad activism.
Ferzat, who once counted Assad among his friends, was dragged out of his car by the unidentified thugs, forced into their jeep, and driven to an airport road outside of Damascus where he was beaten and burned before being bagged and tossed from the vehicle.
According to his son, the gunmen told Ferzat they were breaking his hands “to teach him not to draw against his ‘masters’.” Though initial reports claimed the gunmen were members of Assad’s security forces, Rami Abdul-Rahman of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the attackers’ identity “could not be confirmed.”
Ferzat’s official website was suspended for a time, but now appears to be back up. His Facebook page as well as a support page are both up and running. In addition, several of his cartoons can be seen in the video posted below.