A Cairo misdemeanour court on Monday sentenced Islamic preacher Abdallah Badr to five years in prison and a LE20,000 fine for broadcasting fabricated images of Egyptian actress Elham Shahin on his television programme.
The sentencing comes as the result of Shahin's second lawsuit against Badr.
Last December, a court sentenced the preacher to one year in jail and a LE20,000 fine for "insulting" the actress on his show, which airs on the religious Al-Hafez television channel, when he accused her of "promoting immorality."
Following December's verdict, an Egyptian administrative court ordered that Badr's television programme, Fi Al-Mizan ('In the balance'), be taken off air for a 30-day period.
The popular actress claimed that Badr had attacked her publicly after she voiced fears about Egypt's Islamist political current.