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Swedish papers reprint Prophet cartoon

world Updated: Mar 11, 2010 01:05 IST
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At least three Swedish newspapers have published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body after an alleged plot to murder the artist was unveiled in Ireland.

The drawing was published in Stockholm papers Dagens Nyheter and Expressen and the Malmo daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet. Sydsvenska Dagbladet says it printed the controversial drawing as part of its news coverage of the alleged plot to kill its creator, Lars Vilks. Expressen says it printed it for its news value and to take a stance for the freedom of speech.

Irish police on Tuesday detained four men and three women in an alleged plot to kill the Swedish artist, who had received death threats from extremists after his drawing was first published in 2007.