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Lawmakers debate legality of cartoonist’s arrest

Members of the Dutch lower house will debate on the arrest of cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot who was arrested and detained for 30 hours last week for publishing on the internet cartoons that some deemed to “exceed the limits of freedom of expression.” Party members across the political spectrum are questioning the arrest as a violation of freedom of speech. The Public Prosecutor’s Office still has yet to determine whether they will prosecute Nekschot.

Here is a list of new items that coming to light surrounding the controversy:

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