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Egyptian Copt charged with blasphemy referred to misdemeanours court
Prosecutor-General refers Egyptian activist Albert Saber to misdemeanors court where he will face charges of insulting religion after he posted anti-Islam film online
Ahram Online , Monday 24 Sep 2012
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Egyptian Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud on Monday referred political activist Albert Saber – charged with insulting religion – to a misdemeanours court.

Albert was arrested on 13 September after allegedly posting the controversial anti-Islam film, 'The Innocence of Muslims' – which prompted widespread protests throughout the region earlier this month – on his Facebook page.

Saber's first court session has been scheduled for 26 September.

According to prosecutors, investigations have revealed that Saber created pages on online social-networking sites promoting atheism, criticising religion and committing blasphemy.

Egyptian human rights organisations on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Egypt's interior minister and a handful of police officers, claiming that Saber's arrest had been made without judicial permission and that he had been subject to torture while in detention.

Protests against the contentious film left two dead and 250 injured in Cairo in mid-September.





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Suzanne Olson-Hyde
25-09-2012 06:22am
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Religious Fragility
When a word is spoken about any religion, and that religion gets angry, the religion and the people's belief in the religion, is fragile. The people who get angry, know in their hearts that the religion is not truth, and that all religions are man made.
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Puddle Perfect
25-09-2012 02:00am
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Please provide accurate translations to english...
or are you too embarrassed to show the rest of the world what you write in Arabic?
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R. K. Opteryx
25-09-2012 01:33am
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Saber is Right!
All religions are fables, designed to control the people. What kind of backward country imprisons a man for telling the truth?
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Ansari
24-09-2012 11:28pm
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Egyptian Copt charged with blasphemy referred to misdemeanours court
Who are these organizations? These EHR organizations are West, and Copts controlled illegal entities. These organizations should be and will be disbanded. These are interfering in sovereign Egypts judicial system. Albert should be prosecuted under the law and disrupting public peace and blesphamy, and denigrating 1.5 B Muslims. Egyptian human rights organisations on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Egypt's interior minister and a handful of police officers, claiming that Saber's arrest had been made without judicial permission and that he had been subject to torture while in detention.
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Hector M
26-09-2012 06:41am
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To Ansari
To look at this message board, it looks like the majority of comments posters are Copts Christians. It show 5% of Egyptians population have access to 75% of the media. No wonder the Egypts press is dominated by Copts, and Coptics paid supporters journalists, liberals, atheists.

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