Egypt court upholds one-month prison sentence against Zamalek President Mortada Mansour

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 25 Feb 2023

Egypt's Court of Cassation has upheld a one-month prison sentence and a one-year suspended prison sentence against the President of Zamalek Club Mortada Mansour for defaming Mahmoud Al-Khatib, the president of Zamalek’s bitter Cairo rivals Ahly.

 Mortada Mansour
File photo of Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour. Al-Ahram


The verdicts were issued on Saturday after the court rejected two appeals filed by Mansour against the two sentences.

In August 2022, a Cairo Economic Misdemeanors Court of Appeal commuted a prison term issued against Zamalek’s president from one-year imprisonment to one month for defaming Al-Khatib and tarnishing his family's reputation via social media.

In July 2022, a court of appeals accepted an appeal submitted by Mansour against a one-year imprisonment sentence, suspending the term, fining him EGP 10,000 and requiring him to pay an initial compensation of EGP 10,000.

Mansour has filed a conflict of jurisdiction lawsuit, in which he said the two courts issued two verdicts in the same case.

However, his complaint was rejected by the Court of Cassation during today’s hearing.

Today's verdicts against Mansour are final and cannot be appealed.

This puts an end to the months-long legal dispute between the presidents of the two Cairo giants.

Zamalek club's president, who attended today's session, was ordered taken to prison to serve the one-month prison sentence.

Mortada Mansour, 70, who is no stranger to controversy owing to his remarks, is an infamous Egyptian lawyer and a former parliament member.

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