Friday, June 20, 2008
Danish Appellate Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling: No Liability For Newspaper That Published Prophet Muhammed Cartoons
A Danish appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that the Danish newspaper which published those controversial "Prophet Muhammed" cartoons was exercising a right of free speech. The cartoons caused outrage both in Denmark and abroad. The plaintiffs in the case have not decided whether to appeal to the highest court in Denmark. The case was a civil action, brought after Danish prosecutors refused to file criminal charges against the paper. Here's the text of the appellate ruling (in Danish).