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CAIRO – 9 July 2017: Maadi Misdemeanor Court postponed Sunday the first court session against Ghada Abdel Razik, filed by lawyer Samir Sabry for public indecency, to September 7 to submit documents, according to Masrawy.
Abdel Razik did not attend the court session since she is currently traveling abroad, but her lawyer was present, Laha magazine reported.
Sabry filed a lawsuit against Abdel Razik after her live video on Instagram went viral on social media, Al-Wafd reported.
Sabry told Al-Wafd that Abdel Razik degraded the Egyptian society’s norms and morals after part of her body was caught on camera during a live stream on Instagram. He asked the court to punish her under article 178 of the Criminal code. This article requires that the accused spend one year in jail.
Samir Sabry is an Egyptian lawyer well known for filling law suits against celebrities and officials that stir controversy. He told Laha magazine that he is a successful lawyer, and does not seek fame from these types of claims and lawsuits.
Earlier, she streamed a live video on Instagram while she was in the Maldives Islands. The video went viral on other social media platforms, but she deleted it from her account and stated that it was fabricated.
She went live again on Instagram on Wednesday to apologize to her fans for her previous live video, and clarified that the video is not fabricated as she previously stated. She said that she was under psychiatric prescription drugs, which make her dizzy, adding that she has been taking these treatments for more than 20 years.
“I do apologize to my fans and my country; it was a mistake. I swear on the life of my daughter and grandchildren that I have never meant to degrade myself,” Abdel Razik said while crying in her latest live video.