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French court clears magazine in cartoons case

Latest update : 2008-03-12

The Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday confirmed an earlier ruling that cleared Charlie Hebdo magazine of any wrongdoing after it published controversial caricatures of prophet Mohammed.

The Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday cleared Charlie Hebdo magazine's publisher Philippe Val of any wrongdoing and considered that the caricatures of prophet Mohammed printed in the magazine in 2006 were not an insult to Muslims.

 

Two of the cartoons had been published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005 and prompted violent protests thoughout the Muslim world.

Date created : 2008-03-12

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