Prosecutor Abdel Megid Mahmud threw out the case—brought by a group calling themselves “Lawyers Without Shacklers”—saying the epic tales had been published for centuries without a problem, and had been an inspiration to countless artists.
The “Lawyers Without Shacklers” group had filed the case after a new edition of 1,001 Nights was published by the government-run General Agency for Cultural Palaces, edited by venerable Egyptian author Gamal al-Ghitani.
They had filed a complaint with the public prosecutor against the book’s publication, claiming it was lewd.
According to the AFP, the prosecutor also made reference to a 1985 ruling which allowed the book to be published, saying the latest case brought no new elements.
Cheer, sure. Then go read it.