Islam Behery sentenced to 5 years jail for Blasphemy

Egyptian TV anchorIslam El-Behery is an Islamic researcher well known for his TV shows that tackle controversial religious issues

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Islam El-Beheiry
An Egyptian appeals court upheld Saturday a five-year prison sentence against TV anchor Islam El-Behery, a prominent researcher in Islamic studies, for “contempt of religion”.

El-Behery received the sentence in May and was released on bail in the case, which was filed by Islamist lawyer Mohamed Abdel-Salam.

In June, El-Behery was acquitted of charges of blasphemy in another case.

One of the resons cited for prosecution.
The researcher’s show, With Islam, was canceled in April. It aired on satellite TV channel Al-Kahera Wal-Nas and tackled controversial issues like punishments for apostasy and different interpretations of Islam.

The sentence can be appealed in front of another second instance appeals court. After that court’s decision, a final resort would be the Court of Cassation, a court of the highest instance.
Blasphmey Law :Confinement for a period of not less than six months and not exceeding five years, or a fine of not less than five hundred pounds and not exceeding one thousand pounds shall be the penalty inflicted on whoever makes use of religion in propagating, either by words, in writing, or in any other means, extreme ideas for the purpose of inciting strife, ridiculing or insulting a heavenly religion or a sect following it, or damaging national unity
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El-Beheiry’s show has tackled several controversial issues in Islam, including punishment for apostasy, the debate on early marriage, and different interpretations of the Hadith, the sayings and teachings of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed.

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On several occasions, Al-Azhar has criticised works of literature and films for “attacking the fundamentals of religion”, and sought to ban them from being published or screened.

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