Libyan artist draws political satire amid threats
STORY: This Libyan artist is turning his country’s
political and societal issues into caricatures
despite facing security risks and threats
(Ahmed Al Shukri, Caricature artist)
"When it comes to caricature in Libya, especially political caricature, you see people wondering why we address these subjects, they perceive us as strangers or belonging to a certain entity. The art of caricature is an important one, as it delivers many messages and tackles the current situation, such as political issues and struggles. But many people question, threaten or assault me... I receive strange reactions, but also receive positive feedbacks that encourage me."
The country has been in chaos since
the 2011 NATO-backed uprising