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Cairo Court Sentences Man to 3 Years for Insulting Religion

posted on December 14, 2012

As Egypt prepares to vote on an Islamist-backed draft constitution, a Cairo court sentenced an atheist to three years in prison for “insulting religion,” David D. Kirkpatrick of The New York Times reports. Kirkpatrick writes that the ruling has increased “fears about the future of freedom of expression.” Heba Morayef, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, said, “Expect to see many more blasphemy prosecutions in the future now that it’s embedded as a crime in the constitution.”

Read at The New York Times