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January 30, 2007

Third UK Danish Cartoons Trial Starts

The third trial related to 2006 demonstrations in protest of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed appearing in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten has begun in London, the Guardian reports. Abdul Saleem has been charged with being a cheerleader for protesters various chants.

The formal charge is "using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to stir up racial hatred."

The two previous men brought up on similar charges from the same demonstration were convicted.
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