3 February 2006


Editor sacked for reprinting cartoons

Incident details

Jihad Momani



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(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has condemned the sacking of Jihad Momani, editor of the weekly "Shihan", after the paper reprinted three of a collection of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that have stirred controversy in Europe.

The publishers announced his dismissal on 2 February 2006, saying they "strongly objected" to the paper's action and promising to "severely punish" anyone involved in it. All copies of the paper were withdrawn from sale. Reporters Without Borders criticised the threat of further action.


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