An Egyptian court has ruled on Mortada Mansour’s appeal against a prison sentence.

Today, Sunday, the Court of Economic Offenses in Cairo decided to suspend the imprisonment of Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour for one year on charges of insulting and slandering Al-Ahly club president Mahmoud Al-Khatib.

The Economic Offenses Court has sentenced Mortada Mansour to one year in prison and a £10,000 fine in a lawsuit filed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib in which he accused him of insulting and slandering him through social media.

Mortada Mansour then appealed the decision to the Administrative Court of Appeal of the Economic Court, which today, Sunday, decided to accept President Zamalek’s appeal against his prison sentence.

The court approved a £10,000 fine for Mortada Mansour, while overturning a one-year prison sentence.

Al-Khatib, the president of the Al-Ahli club, filed a lawsuit against Mortada Mansour, accusing him of insulting and violating his rights.

The Al Ahly Club also filed a lawsuit against Zamalek to fine him for holding up a banner that read “Current Century Club” and “Century Club” is a trademark of the Al Ahly Club.

Source: agencies

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