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Lars Vilks invited back to finish lecture

Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who was assaulted two weeks ago during a lecture on free speech, has been reinvited to speak at the same University.

“The department (of philosophy) has reached a wise decision. Lars Vilks must be allowed to hold his lecture,” Uppsala University vice-chancellor Anders Hallberg said in a statement Tuesday.

“Violence and threats of violence cannot be allowed to silence people, not on campus or elsewhere,” the university added in the statement.

Lars has accepted the invitation. The university is assessing security. No date has been given for the new lecture.

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