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June 30, 2005

Ali Dilem Officially Appeals Verdict

This site out of Qatar is reporting that on Tuesday lawyers for cartoonist Ali Dilem officially appealed a sentence to six months in jail handed down by an Algerian court. The cartoon in question was commentary suggesting a lack of political support from army offices, and the decision was censured by internatonal organizations. n more hopeful news, and something I totally missed, Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was on hand in Sacramento three weeks ago to receive the 2005 Annual Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning from the Cartoonists Rights Network for the fight he's undertaken against his country's prime minister over a cartoon depicting Mr. Erdogan as a cat. That cartoon appeared in the daily newspaper "Cumuriyet."
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