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Four men sentenced to 12 years jail for Denmark newspaper plot


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Four men sentenced to 12 years jail for Denmark newspaper plot

Four men have been found guilty of plotting an attack on the offices of a leading Danish newspaper.

The three Swedish nationals and one Tunisian living in Sweden were sentenced to 12 years in jail by a court in Denmark.

The terrorism verdict follows the 2005 foiled raid on Copenhagen’s Jyllands-Posten, the paper that first published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The four were arrested in December 2010 just hours before they were due to carry out the attack.

Surveillance recordings played during the trial showed the four men discussing martyrdom and how they should kill as many people as possible inside the newspaper’s offices and take one hostage.

The publication of the cartoons triggered violent and sometimes deadly protests around the world.

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