Our Ally Egypt Jails Student For FB Page Insulting Islam & Promoting Atheism

An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to one year in jail for insulting Islam and promoting atheism on a Facebook page, his lawyer and judicial sources said Wednesday.

It is the second such ruling in Egypt since January when another 21-year-old was jailed for three years for declaring on Facebook that he is an atheist.

Judicial sources said that Sharif Gaber “was sentenced to one-year in prison for insulting Islam and promoting atheism, but could be freed on a bail of 1,000 pounds ($130, 117 euros) until his appeal trial”.