The Al-Zawya Al-Hamra Misdemeanor Court in Cairo sentenced satellite television host and Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr to six months in prison on Tuesday for insulting media professional Amr al-Leithy and his father.
Badr called Leithy and his father "pimps" and said they were unfit to serve as public officials on an Al-Hafez satellite channel talk show.
The host later issued an apology.
Copies of the program were shown in court before the ruling was made.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm