Acquittal upheld in Vilks' murder plot appeal
A Swedish Court of Appeals upheld the acquittal of three men on Monday who had been accused of plotting to murder the controversial artist, Lars Vilks, in Gothenburg last September.
The men were earlier acquitted by a Gothenburg district court of planning to murder the artist, but they were convicted of breaking knife laws. The prosecutor had appealed, but the appeals court has now ruled to uphold the acquittal.
In 2007, a Swedish newspaper published Vilks' illustrations of the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog, sparking outrage from some.