Dutch Court Drops Discrimination Case Against Cartoonist

September 21 2010

The Dutch public prosecution has dropped charges against a cartoonist arrested in 2008 on charges of discriminating against Muslims. The department decided that although the cartoons in question do discriminate against Muslims and ‘people with dark skins’ , they have not appeared on the artist’s website since shortly after his arrest. As the complaint was made in 2005 and the artist spent a day and a half in jail following his arrest, the case was determined to be ‘dated’.