Coptic Christian Blogger in Egypt Pressured to Convert to Islam in Prison
Monday November 2, 2009 Egypt, Islam, Religious Persecution
A Coptic Christian blogger in Egypt entering his second year of prison without charge is being pressured to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom, his attorneys said.
On Oct. 3, 2008, Hani Nazeer, a 28-year-old high school social worker from Qena, Egypt and author of the blog “Karz El Hob” (“Love Cherries”), was arrested by Egypt’s State Security Investigations (SSI) and sent to Burj Al-Arab prison.
Although police never charged him with any crime, Nazeer has been detained for more than a year under Egypt’s administrative imprisonment law.