Posted by: becketfund | November 4, 2007

Egypt: Two Christians Acquitted of “Defaming Islam”

In a story first reported by Deustche Presse-Agentur, two Egyptian human rights activists, Adel Fawzy Faltas and Peter Ezzat, both Christians, have been acquitted by an Egyptian state court of defaming Islam. Faltas and Ezzat, members of the Middle East Christian Association, were detained August 8 and accused of “propagating anti-Islamic material” after authorities found a book in their possession which detailed the persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Despite their acquittal, it is unclear whether they have been released from jail.

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