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Indian Cartoonist Charged With Sedition Freed on Bail

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A political cartoonist has been released after being jailed on sedition charges for drawings that mocked corruption in India’s government. Aseem Trivedi left a prison in Mumbai Wednesday after a local high court granted him bail. Trivedi was arrested last week after a private complaint about his cartoons, one of which depicted India’s parliament building […]

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Danish Cartoonist Leaves Norway After Alleged Terror Threat

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Norway’s police have confirmed that the Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Mohammed in his drawings left the country Monday. Kurt Westergaard was in Norway to launch a book with his illustrations Tuesday, but he left a day before the planned event. Heart problems were cited for his early departure. Norwegian news reports say the […]

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Threats Force Cartoonist Westergaard to Leave Norway Tour

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who inflamed Islamists with his caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, says he cut short his book tour in Oslo, Norway after being told of a possible threat. The 76-year-old Westergaard returned from Oslo to Denmark late Monday after Norwegian and Danish security agents warned of a possible plot against him. The […]

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