A Danish cartoonist, whose depiction of Prophet Mohammed sparked outrage in the Muslim world, testified Thursday of the fear he experienced when an axe-wielding man broke into his home in January 2010.

'It was really frightening,' Kurt Westergaard, 75, told an appeal court in Aarhus, western Denmark.

The court was considering whether to impose a stricter sentence on the Somali-born man, who in February received a nine-year jail term for the attack on Westergaard.

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