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Egyptian Comedian's Case Raises Free Speech Concerns

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An Egyptian court has upheld the conviction against famous comedian Adel Imam for offending Islam in some of his most popular films. Despite protests by Islamists, he received only a suspended sentence and paid a fine of about $170. NPR's Soraya Nelson reports the court's ruling bolsters worries that an Islamist-ruled Egypt will stifle freedom of speech.
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