Facebook Like Costs 6 Years

My latest story for WORLD is about the Coptic Christian in Egypt who was sentenced to prison and a hefty fine for liking a Christian group on Facebook.

Coptic Christian Kerolos Shouky Attallah will spend six years in an Egyptian prison and must pay the equivalent of an $840 fine for liking a Facebook page for Muslim converts to Christianity, according to Morning Star News (MSN).

Attallah was accused and arrested for blasphemy for his Facebook activity, shocking many and denting hopes that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s election would bring more personal freedom. Attallah is the third Christian to be sentenced in June for “seemingly insignificant charges,” according to International Christian Concern (ICC). The others include a teacher falsely accused of blaspheming Muhammad in the classroom and a Christian accused of documenting religious persecution against the church.

Continuing reading at Worldmag.com.

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