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Egyptian Court Sentences Christian Journalist to Prison for ‘Sectarian Strife’

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Christian Post June 25, 2014

Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post that this was connected to Egypt’s “blasphemy and anti-incitement laws.”

“This incident shines a spotlight on the worldwide problem of blasphemy and anti-incitement laws,” said Rassbach.

“These laws have proven to be easily abused by those in power to suppress dissenters and religious minorities in general, and Christians in particular. No one should be surprised that this comes along with widely-reported attacks on freedom of the press in Egypt.”