Egyptian court sentences TV presenter El-Gheity to 1 year in 'promoting debauchery on air' case

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 20 Jan 2019

TV presenter Mohamed El-Gheity (Photo: Al-Ahram)

An Egyptian misdemeanor court has sentenced TV presenter Mohamed El-Gheity to one year in prison, one year probation, and EGP 3000 fine in a lawsuit that charged him with promoting debauchery and homosexuality through an interview with a homosexual man on his TV talk show on the privately owned LTC Channel in September 2017.

The lawsuit, which was filed by lawyer Samir Sabry, accused El-Gheity of violating fundamental religious and legal constants by hosting a homosexual man on screen and discussing issues that are inappropriate for public broadcast.

Sabry accused El-Gheity of insinuating during the interview that there were financial gains and advantages to attain as a result of practicing homosexuality.

El-Gheity has the right to appeal the sentence.

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