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New case on banning porn websites in Egypt adjourned

Case filed against President Morsi for failing to ban porn websites adjourned to July

Ahram Online, Saturday 1 Jun 2013
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A case filed by lawyer Ibrahim El-Salamony against President Mohamed Morsi demanding that pornography websites be banned in Egypt was adjourned Saturday to 2 July.

 

El-Salamony filed the case arguing that marriage burdens and high unemployment in recent years has led many young men to turn to pornographic websites. Banning such websites, the lawyer said, would protect society.

 

The lawyer claimed that banning the websites would cost LE7-8 million, responding to claims that it would be too costly to implement such a ban. El-Salamony went on to accuse the president and his government of ignoring the issue.

 

Last November, former Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud submitted an official letter to the ministries of telecommunications, information and interior ordering that measures be adopted to ban pornographic websites in Egypt based on a 2009 court order to this effect.

 

In May 2009, Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court declared a ban on pornographic websites. The move was based on a lawsuit filed by Islamist lawyer Nezar Ghourab.

 

Blocking pornographic websites would cost Egypt up to LE100 million ($16.5m) to implement and may cause a significant slowdown in the country's internet services, according to telecom and IT experts.

 

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Tammy
02-06-2013 01:48am
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better ways to spend money
I just have to ask, how many ridiculous lawsuits are brought before the courts everyday?? I would think there are better ways to spend money and time...Like maybe using the millions of dollars to feed the starving people, building safe housing for the people...instead of wasting money on something so stupid..banning porn from Egypts net is not going to stop anything..if men want to look at porn they will find it somewhere else..
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