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Three men accused of plotting to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks were acquitted of the charges in Gothenburg on Friday, but were nevertheless convicted for weapons violations.

The prosecutor had sought to have the men sentenced to three years in prison, but the Gothenburg District Court ordered the three men released from custody following the conclusion of the trial in December.

"As they were released following the hearing, it wasn't unexpected that the main charges were thrown out," prosecutor Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström told TT on Friday after the verdict was announced.


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