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Ahmadis are followers of a modern Islamic sect that is considered heretical by some traditional Muslim scholars. In Egypt in March 2010, government security officials arrested 11 Ahmadis on charges of ‘contempt of religion’ and undermining national stability. They were detained for months before the final members of the group were released in June that year. A number of Ahmadis were also detained in December 2010.

Updated November 2017