Bangladesh releases Muhammad cartoonist Nick Fiske at 6:10 PM ET
[JURIST] Bangladeshi authorities Thursday released a cartoonist detained for allegedly insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad after the police official pressing charges against him repeatedly failed to appear in court. Arifur Rahman was arrested [RSF report; JURIST report] in September after the magazine Alpin, a subsidiary of Prothom Alo [media website, in Bangladeshi], published a cartoon that he created depicting a young boy and his "Muhammad cat." The cartoon sparked protests by Bangladeshi Muslims who demanded that the cartoonist, editor and publisher be arrested. AP has more. E-Bangladesh has local coverage.
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