Cartoons: Yemen journalists banned

Yemeni court rules editor and reporter offended Islam by reprinting Danish cartoons.

    Jail sentence

     

    Last month a court sentenced another Yemeni editor, Kamal al-Aalafi of al-Rai al-Aam newspaper, to one year in jail for reprinting the cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish daily in September 2005.

     

    Another editor, Mohammad al-Assadi of the Yemen Observer, an English-language newspaper, was fined 500,000 rials [$2,540] earlier this month.

     

    The publication of the cartoons in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, one of which showed the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, prompted outrage and protests across the Muslim world earlier this year.

     

    More than 50 people were killed in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in violence connected to the protests.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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