"> Name: Egyptian police sieze "blasphemous" books from publisher

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Khalil Abdel Karim

Confronting Bodies: Egypt's artistic production police

Date of Action: January 14, 1998

Specific Location: Egypt

Description of Artwork: Abdel Karim's books, "The Yathrib Society" and "The Raaba Songs on the Companions of Prophet Mohammed."

Description of Incident: Fifteen copies of these books were taken by police from the Sina Publishing House. No court order was produced, however, the books were accused of violating an eight-month-old law that bans "blasphemous" material.

Results of Incident: The books were taken.

Source: Index on Censorship, 2/98

Submitted By: NCAC

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