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Egyptian court sentences Christian teacher for ‘insulting Islam’

Catholic World News - June 17, 2014

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian teacher to prison for “insulting Islam.”

Al-Ahram, Egypt’s leading newspaper, reported that Demiana Emad, 23, was arrested in 2013 after the parents’ association alleged she had insulted Islam. A human rights organization stated she had presented a lesson on comparative religions.

A lower court had fined Emad nearly $14,000. In considering her appeal of the fine, a higher court sentenced her to six months in prison.

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