En kopter er dømt til tre års fengsel av en domstol i Egypt for befatning med videoen Innocence of Muslims.
Det er uklart hva mannen har gjort, om han bare har sett på videoen, eller om anklagene er basert på mistenksomhet, frykt og paranoia. Anklagene stammer nemlig fra naboene og i blasfemisaker har det vist seg at fantasien har fritt spillrom.
An Egyptian Copt arrested on suspicion of posting online an anti-Islam film that ignited Muslim protests around the world was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison, a court source said
Computer science graduate Alber Saber, 27, was arrested at his Cairo home on September 13 after neighbors accused him of uploading sections of the film «Innocence of Muslims» and making another movie mocking all religions.
Saber can appeal the ruling issued by a Cairo court after paying bail of 1,000 Egyptian pounds($160).
The case has raised concerns over freedom of expression under Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who came to power in free elections earlier this year after the popular uprising in 2011 that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Human right groups including Amnesty International have called for Saber’s release.
Prosecutors accused Saber of running Facebook pages calling for atheism, insulting Islam and Christianity and questioning religious beliefs.