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Monday, August 13, 2007

Two Egyptian Christians detained for web 'insults to Islam'

Egyptian police arrested Peter Ezzat and Adel Fawzi for their work on the website of the Middle East Christian Association, a Christian Arab group based in Canada, according to Reuters.

Unnamed lawyers have said that the website “insulted Islam and the prophet Mohammad on behalf of diaspora Copts,” a police source said.

Headlines on the website include “Is Mohammad a messenger from God” and “This Web site reveals the true face of Islam”.

Last autumn, Reporters Without Borders added Egypt to its annual list of “Enemies of the Internet”—regimes the group claims restrict freedom of expression online.

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