Egyptian comedian sentenced for offending Islam (AP)

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2005 file photo, Egyptian film actor and comedian Adel Imam, right, walks with Egyptian actress Laila Elwi, left, during the Second Dubai Interational Film Festival red carpet reception, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A judge says a well known Egyptian comedian and film star has been sentenced to three months in jail for offending Muslims. The judge confirmed Thursday that Adel Imam was convicted in-absentia of 'defaming Islam.' His whereabouts are unknown.(AP Photo / Aziz Shah, File)AP – One of the Arab world’s best known Egyptian comedians has been sentenced to three months in jail for offending Islam, a judge said Thursday, in the latest such case against a high-profile figure, underlining concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt.

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