CRNI Still Believes Akram Raslan Dead; I'm Still Unable To Confirm This, So It Remains Their Report
I've been unable to confirm through independent sources that the Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan is dead, as the Cartoonist Rights Network International group believes and as they posted on their site October 7 -- something this site picked up on as a CRNI report last Friday. I do have a couple of e-mails out, but at this point I'm not expecting immediate word back. Michael Cavna does a nice job pinning down the Cartoonists Rights Network International on why they have reported this.
The unnamed CRNI witness' story has the 28-year-old cartoonist being executed on the way to jail and buried in a mass grave.