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Egypt Upholds Death Penalty for Christians Over Anti-Islam Film

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences in absentia for seven Coptic Christians on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The Florida-based American pastor Terry Jones was sentenced to five years in jail, also in absentia and in connection with the film, though his role in it wasn’t specified, the criminal court in Cairo said in a faxed statement today.

The defendants were found guilty in November of harming national unity and insulting and publicly attacking Islam.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Cairo at selwardany@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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