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Egypt - Appeal court urged to overturn Coptic blogger's conviction

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Coptic Christian blogger Albert Saber Ayyad was finally released on bail on 17 December and urges the judicial system to overturn his conviction on appeal. When a Cairo suburb court sentenced Ayyad to three years in prison on a charge of “denigrating religions” on 12 December, his lawyer, Ahmed Ezzat, a member of the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, immediately announced that he would appeal. After bail of 1,000 (...)

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