Egypt

Two Coptic Children Arrested in Egypt for "Insulting Islam"

Accused of tearing Koranic verses

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Two Coptic Christian children Nabil Nagy Rizk, 10, and Mina Nady Farag, 9, were arrested, Tuesday, for insulting religion in the Upper Egyptian governorate Beni Suef, after the imam of their local mosque filed a complaint against them.

By order of the prosecution the two boys are now being kept in the Beni Suef juvenile detention pending further investigation on Sunday.

The village Iman Ibrahim Mohamed Ali accused them of tearing up papers, which included pages of Quranic verse.