Egypt: Comic sentenced in “insulting Islam” case
02 Feb 12

Comic actor Adel Imam has been sentenced to three months in jail for “insulting Islam” after a case was brought against him by Islamist lawyer  Asran Mansour. Imam, an actor for more than 40 years, is well-known throughout the Arab word.

It is widely believed the sentence was passed because Imam failed to attend the hearing, and that the sentence will be overturned.. He has one month to appeal, during which he will remain free.