Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Egypt 2.0: Court sentences Coptic activist to three years for insulting Islam

(Egypt) A Cairo court sentenced activist Alber Saber to three years in prison for insulting Islam Wednesday.

Marg Misdemeanor Court found Saber guilty of “contempt of religion” after he allegedly posted online parts of the amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” that had sparked protests around the Muslim world, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Prosecutors also accused Saber of running a Facebook page that “promoted extremist ideas” and atheism, as well as insulting the divine, prophets and Islamic and Chirstian religious rites and describing God as weak.