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Norway Court Convicts Two In Terror Plot Against Danish Newspaper

January 30, 2012

In Norway, two men have been convicted and sentenced by an Oslo court for plotting a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

The court sentenced ringleader Mikael Davud to seven years in prison and accomplice Shawan Sadek Said Bujak to 3 1/2 years.

A third defendant, David Jakobsen, was convicted of lesser charges of helping acquire explosives and received four months in prison.

Prosecutors had sought an 11-year sentence for Davud, a Norwegian national of Uyghur origin.

Bujak is an Iraqi Kurd, and Jakobsen is an Uzbek with Norwegian residency.

In December 2010, Danish police arrested four people in connection with an alleged plot against the "Jyllands-Posten" newspaper, which sparked outrage among Muslims around the world when it published caricatures of the Islamic prophet in 2005.

Compiled from agency reports


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