Court rejects repeal against atheist

Rashid Misdemeanor Court of Appeals rejected on Tuesday the appeal submitted by an atheist who was arrested after publicly expressing his religious views on the internet.
The court remanded Karim Ashraf al-Banna into custody for 15 days pending investigations. Prosecution earlier accused him of contempt of religion.
In Egypt, publicly announcing atheist thoughts is illegal, subject under blasphemy laws.

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