Geert Wilders not to be prosecuted on cartoons
THE HAGUE: Dutch prosecutors declined on Tuesday to put far-right MP Geert Wilders on trial for distributing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).
But they found that a Holocaust-denying cartoon in a separate case was punishable.
The prosecution service had received complaints about Wilders reproducing controversial Danish cartoons of the prophet on his website, as well as their display on a television programme.
It had also received complaints about two cartoons published on the website of the Arab-European League (AEL) lobby group, one of which allegedly shows Jews denying that the Nazi Holocaust happened.
The Danish cartoons and their reproduction were not punishable, the prosecution service said in a statement.
'The cartoons are about the Prophet Mohamed, but don't say anything about Muslims. None of the cartoons are offensive towards Muslims or contribute to hatred, discrimination or violence against Muslims.'
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