Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

The Supreme Administrative Court's ruling on Saturday dismisses appeals against a similar 2013 ruling, including one by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority which said the ruling's application is not feasible.

Saturday's verdict is final and cannot be appealed.

In 2012, the 14-minute trailer video titled "The Innocence of Muslims," which appeared on YouTube, triggered protests across the Muslim world, including in Egypt.

The video can still be found on YouTube with a disclaimer saying it has been found "inappropriate or offensive to some audiences."

It remains unclear whether the ruling will be enforced. YouTube has remained accessible as of yet.

Peaple also read these

Archaeologists find remains of Roman-era temple...

May 10, 2018

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century

Archaeologists discover Greco-Roman era building...

May 23, 2018

Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered parts of a huge red brick building dating back to...

Egypt says e.coli caused the death of 2 British...

Sep 12, 2018

Egypt's chief prosecutor says tests showed that e.coli bacteria were behind the death of two...

Desperate herders lose animals, hope amid drought...

Mar 3, 2017

Desperate herders lose animals, hope amid drought in Kenya as region faces famine risk

Kenya opposition leader briefly hospitalized for...

Jul 10, 2017

Kenya's main opposition candidate has been briefly hospitalized for dehydration caused by suspected...

About Us

Delivering news from all over the globe, StarJournal keeps you abreast with the greatest minds in science, be it researchers, theorists or even popularizers.

Contact us: sales[at]starjournals.com

Subscribe Now!