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  1/29/2013, Shevat 18, 5773

Egypt: Court Upholds Death Penalty for Anti-Islam Film


A Cairo court has upheld the death penalty for seven Coptic Christian Egyptians accused of involvement in the production of an anti-Islam film, Reshet Bet reports. The seven live in the United States; they were sentenced in absentia.

A preview of the film, titled The Innocence of Muslims, was uploaded on YouTube in mid-2012. Widespread riots in the Muslim world were blamed on the film.