Canadian sentenced to death in Egypt over anti-Islam film fears kidnapping

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TORONTO - A Canadian man who was sentenced to death in absentia today in Cairo over an anti-Islam movie says he's terrified of being kidnapped and taken to Egypt.

An Egyptian court has sentenced Nader Fawzi and seven others to death in relation to "Innocence of Muslims" — a low-budget film that sparked deadly riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The Toronto store manager tells The Canadian Press he had nothing to do with the movie.

He says Egyptian authorities are out to get him because he is an outspoken Coptic Christian activist.

Fawzi also says he's afraid to travel to any country that might detain him and send him to Egypt.

He says he plans to sue the Cairo government for wrongful prosecution.

Organizations: Canadian Press

Geographic location: Egypt, TORONTO, Cairo

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