Egyptian court sentences Christian teacher for ‘insulting Islam’
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.