California man linked to anti-Islam film in custody

Anti-American protests
The now-notorious film saw waves of anti-American protests spark across the Muslim world. Credit: Fayaz Aziz / Reuters

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world is in custody ahead of his bail hearing in Los Angeles, a court spokesman has said.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, has been under investigation by probation officials looking into whether he violated the terms of his 2011 release from prison on a bank fraud conviction while making the film.

As a condition of his release, he was barred from accessing the Internet or using aliases without the permission of a probation officer.

Advertisement

No bail for 'anti-Islam filmmaker'

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world has been held without bond at his bail hearing in Los Angeles for violating the terms of his probation.