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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

Muhammad cartoon attack trial begins in Denmark

Source: AP

The terror trial of four Swedes accused of plotting a revenge attack on a Danish newspaper that printed caricatures of the prophet Muhammad has started in Denmark.

Surrounded by heavily armed police, the four defendants three citizens and one resident of Sweden were led in handcuffs into the courtroom packed with journalists, just outside Copenhagen. They are accused of terrorism and illegal possession of weaponry.

The men Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm, Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri and Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti could face 16 years in prison if found guilty. Prosecutors were expected to ask that the men be deported from Denmark after serving any sentence.

Henrik Stagetorn, a lawyer for Dhahri, the Swedish resident, said before the trial that his client would plead guilty to the weapons violation but not guilty to the terrorism charge.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/13/muhammad-cartoon-attack-trial-denmark

Apparently, political cartoons may also be cause for arrest in India.

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