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Coptic Orthodox Church rejects all insults towards religion: Spokesperson
Egypt

Coptic Orthodox Church rejects all insults towards religion: Spokesperson

The Coptic Orthodox Church totally rejects insults directed towards any religions, said Church Spokesperson Boulos Halim in response to a…
Egyptian Novelist Nawal al-Saadawi may be charged with contempt of religion
Egypt

Egyptian Novelist Nawal al-Saadawi may be charged with contempt of religion

  Egyptian lawyer Samir Sabry filed a complain on Tuesday to the Prosecutor General against acclaimed feminist author Nawal al-Saadawi,…
Egypt’s Faculty of Law stopped teaching book for allegedly insulting Christianity
Egypt

Egypt’s Faculty of Law stopped teaching book for allegedly insulting Christianity

President of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR) Naguib Gabriel and other EUHR leaders met with the Dean of…
‘Sheikh Jackson’ star El-Fishawy faces prosecution over ‘contempt of religion’
Egypt

‘Sheikh Jackson’ star El-Fishawy faces prosecution over ‘contempt of religion’

A Cairo prosecutor has summoned the lead actor of the recently-released Egyptian film “Sheikh Jackson,” Ahmed El-Fishawy, for questioning over…
Writer Fatma Naoot’s sentence reduced to six months
Egypt

Writer Fatma Naoot’s sentence reduced to six months

An Egypt court accepted Thursday the appeal of writer and poet Fatma Naoot against a three-year sentence handed down to…
Court upholds sentence against TV host Islam al-Behairy
Egypt

Court upholds sentence against TV host Islam al-Behairy

Cairo Court of Cassation rejected on Sunday an appeal filed by the Islamic researcher Islam al-Beheiry and upheld a one-year…
MPs mull removing ‘contempt of religion’ from Penal Code
Egypt

MPs mull removing ‘contempt of religion’ from Penal Code

The Egyptian parliament's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee has postponed its decision on whether to amend the Penal Code by…
Sawiris: Army’s control on market does not affect businessmen
Egypt

Sawiris: Army’s control on market does not affect businessmen

The notable Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris has supported the economic role played by the army, yet expressed concerns that this…
Writer Fatima Naoot to file fresh appeal against ‘contempt of religion’ sentence
Egypt

Writer Fatima Naoot to file fresh appeal against ‘contempt of religion’ sentence

The lawyer of Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot, who faces a three-year prison sentence for contempt of religion, has vowed to…
Islam Beheiry’s challenge against one-year-sentence rejected
Egypt

Islam Beheiry’s challenge against one-year-sentence rejected

Gamaleya Misdemeanor Court rejected on Tuesday a challenge filed by media host Islam al-Beheiry against a ruling sentencing him to…
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