Egypt: atheist Alber Saber sentenced to 3 years in prison for “insulting religion”

A 27-year-old man from Cairo was [on 12 December 2012] sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting religion”, in the latest development in a case that has prompted global outcry from human rights activists concerned about the future of freedom of belief in post-revolutionary Egypt.

As we reported in September, Alber Saber was arrested at the height of the controversy over the crude anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, after an angry mob gathered outside his home and accused him of editing a Facebook page for Egyptian atheists and posting links to the offending film. Following his arrest, Saber was physically assaulted with a razor blade in his jail cell by a fellow prisoner.

Read more at New Humanist Magazine blog.

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