Egypt court jails author for 2 years for ‘violating morals’

CAIRO-An Egyptian appeals court has ordered the jailing of author Ahmed Naji for two years for publishing in a literary magazine a sexually explicit excerpt of his novel that prosecutors said violated public morals. Mahmoud Othman, a lawyer representing Naji, said the court on Saturday also ordered Naji and the editor-in-chief of Egypt’s top literary magazine, Tarek el-Taher, to each pay a 10,000-Egyptian pound ($1,277) fine.



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