Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Yemeni Newspaper Editor May Face Death Penalty

Muhammad al-Asadi, the editor of the newspaper Yemen Observer, which republished the controversial Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammed, is facing criminal charges over the publication. The newspaper has lost its license to publish, and prosecutors are attempting to invoke the death penalty if al-Asadi is convicted on charges that he offended Islam. Read more here and here.

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