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


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/27/code-is-law.html


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


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executed him in 2105

Then he will outlive me & you, Cory.


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


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


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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.


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Gone but not forgotten.


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