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Three Teanagers in Egypt Arrested for Smoking While Praying

Three Teanagers in Egypt Arrested for Smoking While Praying, Three Teanagers in Egypt Arrested for Smoking While Praying

Three Teanagers in Egypt Arrested for Smoking While Praying, Three Teanagers in Egypt Arrested for Smoking While Praying

On 13 April 2020, Egyptian police arrested three 17-year-old teenagers for four days for investigation. The teenagers were accused of blasphemy after they had posted a video showing one of them smoking while performing a prayer. 

In the video, a minor was performing an Islamic prayer when one of his two friends lit him a cigarette. The third teenager was filming the incident.

They were arrested in Al-Beheira governorate after their video stirred controversy on social media as blasphemy remains a thing in Egypt.