Egypt: Adel Imam blasphemy sentence dropped
26 Apr 2012
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

A Cairo court today dismissed a three-month jail sentence handed down to popular comic actor Adel Iman, Al Ahram reports. Imam had faced jail after a case was brought against him for “defaming Islam”.  He had been accused by Islamist lawyer Asran Mansour, who accused the actor of offending political figures and the religion. Imam’s lawyer argued that the his client’s films were “certified” by by authorities.

6 responses to “Egypt: Adel Imam blasphemy sentence dropped”

  1. […] in jail for “insulting Islam” in films he made in the early 1990s. A Cairo court eventually dropped the charges, which were brought against the comic by Islamist lawyer Asran Mansour, for allegedly […]

  2. […] in jail for “insulting Islam” in films he made in the early 1990s. A Cairo court eventually dropped the charges, which were brought against the comic by Islamist lawyer Asran Mansour, for allegedly […]

  3. […] in jail for “insulting Islam” in films he made in the early 1990s. A Cairo court eventually dropped the charges, which were brought against the comic by Islamist lawyer Asran Mansour, for allegedly […]

  4. […] the case against Imam was later dismissed, it did trigger an outpouring of anger from liberals and intellectuals who expressed fears that […]

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