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Egyptian actor's defaming Islam case dropped

Adel Imam's three-month jail term for defaming Islam was dismissed by a court Thursday along with similar charges against a number of directors and filmmakers

Ahram Online, Thursday 26 Apr 2012
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Egyptian comedy actor Adel Imam's three-month jail sentence for defaming Islam was dropped by a Cairo court on Thursday.

Similar charges against filmmakers Nader Galal, Mohamed Fadel and Sherif Arafa and writers Lenin El-Ramly and Wahid Hamed were also dropped.

The case against Imam, who was convicted of the charges in February, was filed by Asran Mansour who accused the actor of offending Islam and its symbols, including the hijab – a loose fitting garment worn by some Muslims – and beards in his films Morgan Ahmed Morgan, Al-Erhaby (The Terrorist) and Hassan and Morkos and the play Al-Zaeem (The Leader).

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