WATCH: This video led an Egyptian TV host to jail for ‘inciting infidelity’
An Egyptian court has ruled for jailing talk show host Duaa Sayed Salah for three years on charges of inciting infidelity and immorality.
The court also demanded the presenter to pay a bail and temporary compensation of 10,000 Egyptian pounds.
Lawyer Ashraf Naji had filed a lawsuit against Salah accusing her of incitement to immorality and committing dishonorable acts.
She had appeared during her show with a fake baby bump to talk about single mothers.
Salah titled this episode as “Buy a Man,” in which she explained how a woman can become a single mother if she wanted to.
Salah discussed this topic after the story of a single mother named Hadeer Makkawi spread in Egypt. Her story was rather controversial in the country because she gave birth to a child out of wedlock.
She said that a girl could be a mother without marriage and could make an agreement with a man for the purpose of getting pregnant only. “You simply need to have the money and then separate,” she said.
The Media Syndicate decided to stop Salah for “crossing the line” and handling topics that are contrary to Egyptian society’s family principles.