Saturday, December 02, 2006

Editor walks free after Prophet cartoons conviction

Agence France-Presse - 26 November, 2006

A Yemeni court sentenced a newspaper editor to one year in jail and shut his publication for reprinting offensive cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, but the attorney general freed the journalist. The court in Sanaa handed down the one-year jail sentence to Kamal al-Olfi, editor of Al-Rai Al-Aam, and banned him from writing for six months, in addition to closing his private weekly, an AFP correspondent reported.

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