TV Presenter Jailed 3 Years For Encouraging Sex Before Marriage In Egypt
An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she discussed ways of becoming pregnant outside a conventional marriage.
Doaa Salah, a presenter on Al-Nahar TV, asked if her viewers had considered having sex before marriage, and also suggested a woman could marry briefly to have children before divorcing.
She was charged and convicted with outraging public decency.
Ms Salah was also ordered to pay 10,000 Egyptian pounds (£430) in compensation.
The authorities said the ideas in the programme "threatened the fabric of Egyptian life."
Sex before marriage is widely regarded as unacceptable in socially conservative Egypt.
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