Court postpones appeal against Elham Shahin insult

Ahram Online, Thursday 6 Jun 2013

Court delays appeal by conservative preacher Abdullah Badr against conviction for insulting actress Elham Shahin

Abdullah Badr
Sheikh Abdullah Badr (Photo: snapshot from Al-Hafez TV channel)

A court in Cairo has postponed Abdullah Badr's appeal against his conviction for insulting Elham Shahin until 8 June.

Badr is appealing a December 2012 verdict that sentenced him to one year in jail and ordered him pay a fine of LE20,000 for insulting Shahin, a popular actress, on television.

Security forces arrested Badr on 1 May in Sharqiya, upholding the December verdict.

Shahin filed a lawsuit against Badr in September 2012 after he said she was "cursed" and "will never enter heaven."

The popular actress claimed Badr attacked her publicly after she made a statement criticising the Islamic political current, saying she would not vote for Islamist political parties.

In January, the Administrative Court ordered Badr's television show 'Fi Al-Mizan' be taken off air for 30 days.


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