The brilliant life and brutal death of Bassel Khartabil, killed by Assad for writing free software


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Typo in the first paragraph. Says he was executed in 2105.


executed him in 2105

Then he will outlive me & you, Cory.


So Assad has time travel technology too? Quick, tell Breitbart!


Tyrants and Fascists fear nothing more than people who think independently and have the means and inclination to make their voices heard.


Heartbreaking. Especially since his very captors were actively using him for help until he was executed, there’s something very disturbing about that. Glad at least that his story lives on.


Gone but not forgotten.

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