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Artist Copes by Drawing Scenes of His Torture in Syria

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A Syrian artist draws sketches of colorless, broken and undefined features in an attempt to cope with the horror and trauma of his time in prison, where he was subject to constant torture and abuse by Syrian government forces. Najah al-Bukai draws images from the time when he was arrested, detained and tortured by the Syrian regime in one of the notorious prisons in the Syrian capital, Damascus. “Drawing my experience relieves me from my nightmares, and this continues to develop as a...


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