Egypt: Cinema star's sentence upheld, insulting Islam

Adel Imam accused by Salaphite lawyer for film 'Terrorist'

24 April, 20:56

(ANSAmed) - CAIRO, APRIL 24 - A Cairo court has confirmed the three-month prison sentence for Egyptian cinema star Adel Imam for having insulted Islam. The actor was found guilty in the first instance in his absence on an accusation presented by a Salaphite lawyer.

A particular target of the case was the film 'The Terrorist', in which Imam has the role of an Islamic fundamentalist who ends by rebelling against his group and is killed by them. Also criticised was the play 'The Leader'.

Imam also had a role in the filming of the book by Alaa el Aswani, 'Yacoubian House'. (ANSAmed).