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February 9, 2016 / 30 Shevat, 5776
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Prominent Egyptian Comedian Convicted of ‘Defaming Islam’

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A judge in Egypt sentenced Adel Imam, a famous Egyptian comedian, to three months in jail for “defaming Islam.”

Imam was convicted in absentia, as his whereabouts are unknown. The state-run internet news organ Ahram reported that his conviction was based on his roles in a 1998 play and 2007 movie.

 

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