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Islamic scholar sentenced for libel

Robeir al-Faris

17 Dec 2012 5:39 pm

A Cairo court yesterday sentenced the Islamist scholar Sheikh Abdullah Badr to one year in prison and a EGP20,000 fine, for libeling the film star Ilham Shahin.

A Cairo court yesterday sentenced the Islamist scholar Sheikh Abdullah Badr to one year in prison and a EGP20,000 fine, for libeling the film star Ilham Shahin. 
Back in September, Badr who is a professor at al-Azhar but nevertheless adopts radical ideas, had waged a scathing verbal attack against Shahin on the Islamist satellite channel al-Hafez, going so far as to describe her as an adultress, and faking obscene pictures of her. Shahin filed the libel case.
Watani Internartional
17 December 2012 


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