Conflict & Justice

Popular Egyptian Comedian Adel Imam Convicted for Offending Islam


Egyptian Actor Adel Imam (Photo: Elijah Zarwan / Wikimedia Commons)

On Tuesday, an Egyptian court upheld a conviction against Adel Imam, a popular comedian and actor there.

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Imam, who is 71 and whose career spans five decades, has been sentenced to jail and fined – convicted of offending Islam in his films.

Marco Werman talks to Reporter Ursula Lindsay in Cairo, who says that those who work in the creative arts find the conviction to be very troubling.