CAIRO: The trial of actress Entissar on charges of “inciting debauchery” was postponed to Dec. 27 by Nasr City Misdemeanor Court Sunday, Youm7 reported.
The lawsuit, filed by a private lawyer, relies on the Penal Code’s Article 269 criminalizing “spreading immorality and debauchery in the society.”
In the hearing of Dec. 13, lawyers of Tarek Nour, manager of Al-Kahera wal Nas channel, and Entissar requested that the lawsuit be dropped, as the lawyer who filed the case is a “fame seeker.”
Rejecting demands to ban pornographic websites in Egypt, Entissar said in an October episode of Nafsana show on al-Kaher wal Nas channel that porn teaches sex to people who get married without any prior sexual experience.
She defended people’s freedom to watch porn; she said it helps people learn about sex and to “stay cool” until they get married.
Her views stirred controversy, with claims that she encourages people to watch porn, but her lawyer said that the discussion in the show was “as regular as every other talk show in Egypt,” Youm7 reported.
In Egypt, Muslim and Christian men and women alike are expected to remain abstinent until they get married. The most populous Arab state is one of the countries that most restricts explicit content, numerous porn sites rank among the top 100 most trafficked sites in the country.
The most recent ruling banning porn in Egypt was in May, as the Administrative Court ordered the Cabinet to block access to such websites.