Monday, 4 June 2012
(Reuters) - Four men were jailed for 12 years each on Monday for plotting a gun attack on a Danish newspaper over its cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, whose publication in 2005 sparked deadly riots across the Muslim world.
The men, a Tunisian and three Swedish citizens of Arab origin, were caught on police surveillance tapes discussing whether to behead or shoot their intended victims, the chief prosecutor told Reuters.
Presiding judge Katrine Eriksen said the four men had planned to carry out an attack at the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which first published the dozen cartoons seven years ago, and kill as many people as possible.
She also ordered the four, who had pleaded not guilty to the main terrorism charge, be expelled from Denmark after serving their sentence and instructed them to pay the trial costs.
Defence lawyers had argued police surveillance recordings were insufficient proof that an attack was actually being planned. It was not immediately clear if the men would appeal. They have four weeks to do so.
Posted on 06/04/2012 10:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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