Local newspapers said the court in Sharjah increased from six to 10 years sentences imposed by a lower court on one actor and the producer of the one-act play Corpse- Eating Ants staged a year ago. It ordered the deportation of the two on completion of the sentences and upheld six-year jail terms imposed on two other men.
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An appeals court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed two Indians for 10 years for blasphemy. They were involved in an amateur production of a play in which ants gnawed at the bodies of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohamed, Reuter reports from Dubai.