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University students in Yemen condemn French cartoons

Many in Yemen have expressed outrage at the Charlie Hebdo cartoons
Outraged Yemenis condemned the killings of the cartoonists (MEE/Yousef Mawry)

The Charlie Hebdo killings have sparked off a huge debate worldwide about the limits of press freedom, the right to offend and the threat from international militants.

Some of the Paris shooters alleged a link to the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has also claimed responsibility for the attack.

Middle East Eye travelled to the country to find out what ordinary Yemenis thought about the cartoons and their reaction to the killings.

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