Danish Muslim groups sue newspaper editors for defamation over cartoons James M Yoch Jr at 2:23 PM ET
[JURIST] A group of 27 Muslim organizations have filed a lawsuit against the two editors from Jyllands-Posten [media website] who were responsible for the Danish newspaper's publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad [JURIST news archive], which last month set off worldwide protests among Muslims leading to multiple deaths [JURIST report], the burning of Danish embassy buildings [JURIST report], and boycotts of Danish goods. The suit, filed in the Danish city of Aarhus, alleges defamation by editor-in-chief Carsten Juste and culture editor Flemming Rose and seeks over $16,000 in damages, according to the lawyer for the Muslim groups, Michael Christiani Havemann.
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