Egypt’s court sentences Ramadan to one year in prison on charges of slandering Abou el Yousr


Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 11:25 GMT

File- Mohamed Ramadan in the chockpit.

File- Mohamed Ramadan in the chockpit.



CAIRO - 17 July 2020: Egypt’s court has sentenced Egyptian megastar Mohamed Ramadan to one year in prison on charges of slandering Egyptian suspended pilot Ashraf Abou el Yousr who lost his job after Ramadan posted a video showing him inside a jet cockpit.


The Misdemeanour Dokki Court ordered Ramadan to pay a bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds and an extra LE20,000 in fine.


This crisis started when the  suspended pilot Ashraf Abou el Yousr  appeared in a video in the cockpit with Mohamed Ramadan while the latter was going to Riyadh to perform a concert. 


The Mohamed Ramadan incident caused Abou  el Yousr suspension from work. 



The suspended pilot previously stated to the media that the type of plane he was flying with Ramadan was a private plane, and not the typical commercial plane that accommodates over 200 passengers. 


He went on to explain that in a private plane there are no boundaries between the pilot and the passenger(s). 


The suspended captain further explained that Ramadan asked his permission to enter the cockpit and take a photo and video with him to later show it to his son. 


The captain agreed under the condition of him (Ramadan) not touching any of the cockpit’s control buttons or equipment. 


The captain was later shocked to find out the picture was actually a video that went viral on social media, uploaded with a song in the background. 


The captain referred to his knowledge that allowing someone inside the cockpit is illegal and totally forbidden under the international regulations of aviation, but he said that this was a usual thing that often occurs in private jets. 


This is why the captain agreed on letting Ramadan take this photo, after promising that the picture will only be for personal use. 


Abou el Yousr added that Ramadan did not ask about him, or do anything to fix his problem after the video caused him to get suspended for life, despite having promised him to use his connections to lift the ban off of him while they were flying back to Egypt from KSA. 


During a phone call to “Al-Hekaya” program aired on MBC Masr, Ramadan previously announced that he feels upset for what happened to the captain. 


Ramadan explained that he tried to help the captain but the situation is out of his hands as this matter is solely in the hands of the Aviation Authority. 


The Egyptian megastar apologized to the captain during the phone call and said he is willing to do anything to compensate him for his loss. 


Ramadan also pointed that the captain was aware that the video will be posted on social media platforms. 




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