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Female TV presenter in Egypt convicted for ‘immoral comment on single mothers’

AP
Published : Nov 5, 2017, 3:08 pm IST
Updated : Nov 5, 2017, 3:08 pm IST

The imprisonment of presenter Doaa Salah of the privately owned An-Nahar network was suspended pending her appeal.

Salah’s comments were made in July, when she counselled women to enter bogus, for-cash marriages to get pregnant and then quickly divorce, or to seek artificial insemination using anonymous donors. (Photo: Facebook)
 Salah’s comments were made in July, when she counselled women to enter bogus, for-cash marriages to get pregnant and then quickly divorce, or to seek artificial insemination using anonymous donors. (Photo: Facebook)

Cairo: An Egyptian court has convicted a female TV presenter of inciting immorality for offering on-air advice to women on how to be single mothers, sentencing her to three years in prison.

The imprisonment of presenter Doaa Salah of the privately owned An-Nahar network was suspended pending her appeal and she remains free. Her bond was set by the court at 10,000 Egyptian pounds (about $570).

Salah’s comments were made in July, when she counselled women to enter bogus, for-cash marriages to get pregnant and then quickly divorce, or to seek artificial insemination using anonymous donors — methods seen as highly objectionable or immoral by Egypt’s mostly conservative society.

Salah appeared in that segment of her program showing a fake pregnancy belly.

The Cairo court’s ruling was passed earlier this week.

Tags: doaa salah, an-nahar network, single mothers, for-cash marriages, artificial insemination
Location: Egypt, Kairo, Cairo