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March 16, 2010

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* two of the people detained by Irish authorities were charged with crimes related to efforts against the Swedish artist Lars Vilks: Ali Charaf Damache was charged with making a menacing call to an individual, while Abdul Salem Monsour Khalil al Jahani was charged with failure to produce a valid passport or other valid document to establish his identity. The detention of a wider group of suspects over a week ago gained international attention when it was found to include two American women. The enmity against Vilks is related to a drawing he did of Muhammad's head on a dog's body, art created in the wake of the Danish Cartoons Controversy.

* the UK may host libel suits related to the publication of the Danish cartoonists; Denmark is seeking an injunction through the EU so that this doesn't happen.
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