Monday, June 26, 2006

Egypt seizes 300 copies of 'The Da Vinci Code'

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian authorities seized 300 copies of the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" at Cairo airport, after government warnings against distributing the book, an airport source told AFP. A package containing copies of the novel and addressed to an Egyptian publishing house arrived from Paris, the source said. Five other packages containing other books were given the green light to enter the country. Earlier this month, 2,000 pirated CD copies of the controversial film based on the novel by Dan Brown were seized and the owner of a local film production company was arrested. Days later, Culture Minister Faruq Hosni told parliament the film would be banned because "it profanes religions". [More]


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