Friday, August 09, 2013

Video: Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Faces Death Threats

Via Al Jazeera English:

A Brazilian satirical cartoonist says he fears he may be assassinated or disappeared after two pro-police Facebook pages encourage members to harass and kill him. This comes after the cartoonist Carlos Latuff made provocative statements on his own Facebook page praising a Brazilian boy for killing his parents, both of whom were police officers. Latuff, who is of Lebanese descent, is no stranger to controversy and his work has dealt with Israel, Palestine, and Egypt, as well as with police brutality in Brazil. Al Jazeera spoke to Latuff.

Carlos Latuff is known for speaking out against police brutality in Brazil. Below is one of his cartoons from his site:

1 comment:

Ben Carlsen said...

I have no problem with speaking out against police brutality, but I do think it's going a bit far to praise someone for killing their parents. By the same token, however, death threats are also ridiculous. I don't think this is going to turn out well.