Egyptian court confirms prison term for former TV host convicted of defaming Islam

December 29, 2015 2:30 PM

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CAIRO – An Egyptian court has confirmed a prison term for a former TV host and a researcher in Islamic heritage found guilty of "defaming religious symbols, imams and senior scholars."

A court of appeals reduced Islam Behery's prison term to one year from five on Monday night. Behery's lawyer, Gamil Said, plans to challenge the verdict.

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