Misdemeanor court turns down case against actress Elham Shaheen

The Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor Court said Tuesday that a case filed by Abdallah Badr against actress Elham Shaheen was outside its jurisdiction.

Badr, a professor of Interpretation and Quranic Sciences at Al-Azhar, accused Shaheen of committing vice in her movies and of wearing seductive clothes that incite bawdiness and immorality. The court set the 14 November for the review of the case before the original court division.

The plaintiff's lawyers had presented several CDs and shots from Shaheen's movies and accused Shaheen of harming the image of Islam and promoting vice through her works.

The administrative court had ordered the suspension of a TV show that Badr presents on Al-Hafez satellite channel after Shaheen filed a case against him.

Shaheen has filed several cases against Badr in which she accuses him of slandering her and manipulating her photos. She also accuses him of inciting sectarian strife, jeopardizing public security and committing blasphemy.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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