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Egypt must overturn prison sentence for actor accused of ‘insulting Islam’

Headline Title:  Egypt: Overturn sentence for actor accused of blasphemy 25 April 2012 A ruling against leading Egyptian actor Adel Imam, sentenced to three months in prison for “insulting Islam” in his films, sends out the message the country has not moved on from its Mubarak-era heritage of suppressing free speech, Amnesty International said.The actor, who was also fined $170 (around £105), was first found guilty in absentia in February for his film roles in a case originally brought last year by a lawyer. His lawyers filed an objection against the verdict but a Cairo misdemeanours…

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