- Middle East/North Africa
The Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor Court dismissed two lawsuits filed by 45 people against actress Elham Shaheen for "spreading indecency" through her movies.
The complainants argued that Shaheen’s works contained many indecent shots that would incite obscenity in society.
Shaheen’s defense team argued that actors are only tools in artistic works, and the writers and directors are responsible for content. They added that the movies were approved by a censor, alleging the lawsuit is part of an Islamist campaign against artists.
Shaheen's lawyers filed a lawsuit against Salafi preacher Abdallah Badr for defamation after he accused her of indecency and he is facing trial in Al-Zawya al-Hamra Misdemeanor Court.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm