Egypt’s highest court has acquitted four Muslims who were accused of blasphemy after a court convicted them of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed and a rival religious group.
The court on Friday sentenced four defendants to life imprisonment and sentenced another four to a fine of about $2,000, a senior prosecutor said.
The four men are accused of insulting Prophet Mohammed in a video they posted on YouTube in 2016.
The prosecutor said the defendants were members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They had been indicted in June 2016 after they posted the video on YouTube.
Egypt has been grappling with the spread of a strain of Islam that denies the Prophet Mohammed as the founder of Islam and calls for the destruction of Western civilization.