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Egypt: woman sentenced

A Coptic woman has lost her appeal of what human rights activists call a false conviction for blaspheming Islam and was sentenced, on June 15, to six months in an Egyptian prison.

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Demyana | photo: Morning Star News

The appellate court ruling shocked the Christian woman, 25-year-old Demyana Abd al-Nour, her family and human rights advocates. As Al-Nour fled the country last year, the ruling practically guarantees that she will spend the rest of her life in exile from Egypt.