What are you in for, mac? Murder 1…How about you, buddy? Aggravated assault…And you, over there in the corner? Cartoons…
From Al Jazeera, with thanks to Robert:
Algeria and Yemen have arrested journalists working for newspapers that have reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that led to protests around the world.
On Sunday, Algeria closed two newspapers and arrested their editors for printing the images of the cartoons of the Prophet.
Kahel Bousaad and Berkane Bouderbala, respectively editors of the pro-Islamist weeklies, Errisala and Iqraa, were detained last week and will appear before an investigating judge in Algiers on Monday, staff of the two Arabic newspapers said.
A member of Iqraa’s staff said: “The cartoons published in our weekly were [deliberately] fogged. They were accompanied by an article denouncing them.”…
The Algerian authorities have condemned the cartoons and urged the Danish government to punish those behind their publication….
Yemen detained three journalists on Sunday and is seeking a fourth after closing three publications that printed the cartoons. Al-Hurriya, Yemen Observer and al-Rai al-Aam were shut and their case sent to prosecutors.
The officials said those detained are Mohammad al-Asaadi, the editor-in-chief of the English-language Yemen Observer, Akram Sabra, the managing editor of al-Hurriya weekly newspaper and reporter Yehiya al-Abed of Hurriya.
The prosecution has issued a warrant for Kamal al-Aalafi, the editor-in-chief of al-Rai al-Aam….
Also on Sunday, Turks pelted the French consulate in Istanbul with eggs as about 2500 demonstrators shouted “Down with America, Israel and Denmark,” in the latest protests against the publication of the cartoons….
Muslims held a series of largely peaceful demonstrations in European cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Berne.
The cartoons have now been published in Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Ukraine and Yemen.
Three cheers for Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Ukraine and Yemen.