AMSTERDAM. A Dutch car-toonist arrested for publishing cartoons on the Internet targeting Muslims will not be charged, the Dutch prosecutor said yesterday.


Cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot’s case has been closely monitored as anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party is in negotiations to form a coalition government, is himself facing charges of inciting hatred and discrimination.


Nekschot was arrested in May of 2008 following an investigation that started in 2005. He was released 30 hours after his detention.


The prosecution service said he would not be facing charges because he had spent a day and night in detention, and the cartoons in question were no longer online.