05:56 GMT +323 September 2019
Listen Live

    Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Quits Over Pressure, Media Scrutiny

    Get short URL

    The French satirical newspaper’s caricaturist Renald Luzier said he was quitting his job, no longer able to bear the pressure and media attention, news reports said Tuesday.

    One of the few survivors of  the January 7 Islamist militant attack on the journal, Renald Luzier, better known as Luz, announced his decision to quit in an interview with Liberacion newspaper.

    "Every print-run was torture because the others are no longer there," said Luz, who recently announced he would no longer draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad because he was fed up with it.

    Islamist militants attacked journal’s Paris headquarters killing 12 people in retaliation for the journal running a series of irreverent drawings of the Prophet.

    The Charlie Hebdo weekly is known for lampooning Islam, along with other religions, and the political establishment.


    French Police Foiled 5 Terror Plots Since Charlie Hebdo Attack
    Charlie Hebdo's Aftershocks: Shooting at Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Texas
    France, cartoonist, resignation, Charlie Hebdo, Renald Luzier
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik