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Gregorius Nekschot will not be charged after all

Reuters reports that Gregorius Nekschot, the Dutch cartoonist arrested in 2008 for posting cartoons on his website that were deemed offensive by an Islamic group, will not be charged with a hate crime. .

Nekschot, a pseudonym meaning ‘shot in the neck’ in Dutch, was arrested in May 2008 following an investigation that started in 2005. He was released 30 hours after his detention.

The prosecution service said he would not be facing charges because he had spent a day and night in detention and the cartoons in question were no longer online.

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