Threats to kidnap Adel Imam’s grandchildren
The Al Jeezah Police Station west of Cairo has ordered an immediate investigation in the recent threats received by prominent Egyptian comedian actor Adel Imam to kidnap his five grandchildren. The actor had received numerous text messages on his cellular phone by anonymous individuals threatening him to kidnap his grandchildren.
Adel had filed a complaint against a group of unknown individuals demanding that immediate actions be taken to find out their identities and have them prosecuted.
Adel said that he was shocked when he received a number of messages with the threats from unknown numbers and asking for a ransom of one million Egyptian pounds for their safety.
The actor stated that his entire family is terrified and very concerned that the criminals will attempt to kidnap and hurt his grandchildren. Imam said that he has faith that the police will be able to arrest the persons behind the threat and put an end to all his and his family’s fears.
The threats came after Adel was convicted to a jail sentence of three months and a fine of one thousand Egyptian pounds after being found guilty of insulting Islam in his different works. The actor filed an appeal against the court verdict.