This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent relates to claims that Libyan rebels are 'torturing suspected Gaddafi mercenaries'. According to a report released on Wednesday by Amnesty International, the mercenaries are being held by armed militias without warrants and are routinely beaten to force them to confess to pro-Gaddafi crimes. Read more >>
The cartoon shows a Gaddafi loyalist being beaten by a group of rebels in a prison cell. The rebels are trying to force their prisoner to reveal the whereabouts of the former Libyan dictator—but the irony is that they all have the same features as Gaddafi himself.
The title of the cartoon 'Meet the New Boss' is a phrase taken from 'Won't Get Fooled Again' by The Who. In this song about revolution, the singer expresses his disappointment that the new regime is the same as the old one — "Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss". You can listen to the song here (the 'Meet the New Boss' line comes at 7.52).