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Banned Book Week

September 22-September 28, 2013

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Tintin In The Congo

2013

A Belgian court rejected a five-year-old bid by a Congolese student to have the 1946 edition of Herge's book banned becuase of its racist depictions. "It is clear that neither the story, nor the fact that it has been put onsale, has a goal to...create an intimidating, hostile, degrading or humiliating environment," the court said in its judgement. Bienvenu Mbutu Mondondo, who launched the campaign in 2007 to ban the book, plans to appeal.

2012

A Belgian court rejected a five-year-old bid by a Congolese student to have the 1946 edition of Herge's book banned becuase of its racist depictions. "It is clear that neither the story, nor the fact that it has been put onsale, has a goal to...create an intimidating, hostile, degrading or humiliating environment," the court said in its judgement. Bienvenu Mbutu Mondondo, who launched the campaign in 2007 to ban the book, plans to appeal.



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