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Kais al-Hilali
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1977, Libya
Death: Mar. 20, 2011
Banghazi, Libya

Kais was a 33-year-old Libyan political cartoonist. He was murdered during the 2011 Libyan Civil War just minutes after painting one of the political street murals for which he was locally famous. Kais had just drawn a caricature of Muammar Gaddafi on a wall in Benghazi when he was gunned down by Gaddafi's secret police.

The network of international cartoonists is said to be very close and when a fellow artist dies unjustly, word travels fast. It saddens and enrages cartoonists, and their response is to draw.

Kais's death was reported by journalists in many of the world's leading television stations and newspapers. However, it was the reaction and response from his fellow cartoonists in the same organizations that paid the ultimate tribute to Kais.

At the time of his death, Kais's anti Gaddafi murals were only known to the residents of Benghazi. To mark the brutal nature of Kais's death leading cartoonists from newspapers around the globe published cartoons in tribute to him and in protest of his murder, many portraying Gaddafi as being responsible for his death.

His murder was marked across the world with an outpouring of art from saddened and enraged political cartoonists many drawing their own personal take on his death.
 
 
Burial:
Benghazi War Cemetery
Benghazi
Banghazi, Libya
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 13, 2012
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Kais al-Hilali
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