Denmark drops alleged murder charges over cartoon

Danish prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a Moroccan-born man accused of plotting to murder one of 12 cartoonists whose insulting drawings of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) caused worldwide uproar in 2006.

Denmark drops alleged murder charges over cartoon
"Even though there is information of a connection between and the planners of the plot to murder Kurt Westergaard,

"it is not possible to submit sufficient evidence in court that the 40-year-old took part in the murder planning," prosecutor Elsemette Casoe said, according to Danish news agency Ritzau.

The controversial cartoons were reprinted outside Denmark, provoking outrage among Muslims.


Reuters
Last Mod: 10 Temmuz 2008, 11:37
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