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Denmark's Highest Court Upholds Conviction of Somali Mohamed Geele, Who Attempted to Murder Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard

05/08/2012

Photograph of Kurt Westergaard by Claus Sjödin

On May 2, 2012, Denmark’s Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, upheld the conviction of Mohamed Geele.  On January 1, 2010, the 30-year-old Somali man broke into the home of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard with an axe and a knife yelling, “You must die!  You are going to hell!”  Convicted of terrorism, Mohamed Geele will serve ten years before being permanently expelled from Denmark.

Click on Western Europe of the Art to Die For section of our website to learn more about the attempt to violently silence Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.  To learn more about the legal case, click on the National Post/Agence France-Presse article Attacker of Danish ‘Mohammed’ Cartoonist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, and, the Copenhagen Post article Axe Wielder Convicted of Terrorism.