Court rejects Hisham Kassem’s appeal, upholds 6 month prison sentence

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Oct 2023

A Cairo Economic Appeal Court upheld a sentence of six months in prison and a EGP 20,000 fine against the prominent publisher and liberal political activist Hisham Kassem, rejecting his appeal.

 Hisham Kassem
A file photo of Egyptian publisher and liberal activist Hisham Kassem. Photo: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)


In September, a Cairo Economic Misdemeanor Court sentenced Kassem to three months for insulting former Minister of Labour Kamal Abu Eita and another three months for insulting a public employee.

The court also fined Kassem EGP 20,000.

However, the court acquitted Kassem of the charge of "disturbing the authorities."

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