It seems that freedom of expression is really taking a turn for the worse in Egypt. And, as is often the case, it's cartoonists who feel the tightening of the noose of censorship first. Earlier this month, we reported that Amr Okasha has been threatened because of his cartoons that criticize the Muslim Brotherhood and now Doaa Eladl is suid by the National Centre for Defence of Freedoms (oh, the irony) for overstepping the freedom of expression:
The secretary-general of the National Centre for Defence of Freedoms has filed a lawsuit against Naguib Sawiris, the owner of Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, and their cartoonist Doaa El-Adl. The lawsuit, filed on Sunday, is in response to a cartoon depicting Adam and Eve, which the Secretary-General of the centre, Salafist lawyer Khaled El-Masry said was insulting of the prophet.
The cartoon depicts Adam and Eve standing beneath an apple tree on a cloud. Before them stands an Egyptian man with angel wings and a halo, who declares the couple would have never been expelled from heaven had they voted in favour of the referendum.
Read the entire article on the website of Daily News Egypt.