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An Egyptian TV host jailed for interviewing a gay man.


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On Sunday, an Egyptian court sentenced a well known TV host to one year imprisonment for interviewing a gay man last year.

Mohamed al-Gheiti who has expressed his sentence against homosexuality on a several occasions was accused of promoting homosexuality and contempt of religion.

The misdemeanours court in Giza also fined him 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($147) and ordered he be put under surveillance for one year after serving his sentence, said Samir Sabri, the lawyer who brought the case against him.

In August 2018, Mohamed hosted a gay man on his talk show and discussed homosexuality on air. During the interview the gay man’s face Was not revealed.he admitted that he is a sex worker and discussed his relationship with other men.

After the interview was aired, the Supreme council for media regulations, the Egypt top media body,  suspended the channel for two weeks for professional violation”.

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