- Writer in Egypt gets two year prison sentence for writing "sexually explicit" material
- A man complained of getting heart palpitations after reading excerpts of his novel in a magazine
- Writers and artists worry about a trend of prosecuting intellectuals
(CNN)An Egyptian author has been sentenced to two years in prison for writing "sexually explicit" scenes that were published in a magazine. Novelist Ahmed Naji was found guilty Saturday of violating public modesty for the writings from his novel "Using Life."