Brian Daly, QMI Agency
First posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:33 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 03:32 PM EDT
MONTREAL — Ultra-left wing politician Amir Khadir is on the defensive over a picture on his kitchen table that shows him holding a gun and standing over Premier Jean Charest’s dead body.
The separatist Quebec Solidaire Leader and his wife both defended the image, currently being used as evidence against their daughter as she fights accusations of masterminding student violence.
The image is a doctored version of an 1830 painting by French artist Eugene Delacroix depicting the French Revolution of that year.
Khadir’s face is superimposed on the body of a revolutionary holding a musket. Charest’s face appears on the body of one of several dead men lying at Khadir’s feet.
Police snapped photos of the doctored painting last week as they raided Khadir’s home and arrested his daughter, Yalda Machouf Khadir, 19.
She spent five days in jail before a judge released her on $12,000 bail Tuesday.read more