Egyptian vlogger sentenced three years in prison for insulting Christianity

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 23 Feb 2023

An Alexandria misdemeanour court sentenced on Thursday vlogger Osama Lotfy Sharaf El-Din to three years in prison for insulting Christianity through social networks.

Egypt s High Court (Photo: Reuters)


Dubbed “The Egyptian Prince” in Arabic on Facebook and Tiktok, Sharaf El-Din was arrested in October 2022. 

His arrest followed orders by the Prosecutor General to investigate his videos and posts through various social media accounts. 

The public prosecution accused Sharaf El-Din of using religion to spread radical thought using audio and video content online and of holding in contempt an Abrahamic religion -- Christianity -- and sowing discord among Egyptians in a way that threatens national unity.

Videos of Sharaf El-Din on Facebook and TikTok showed him mocking the Bible, Christianity and its symbol.

The prosecution presented evidence to the court including testimonies of two eyewitnesses as well as the clips of the defendant.

Thursday’s ruling is a first-degree verdict that can be appealed.

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