The Egyptian six-hour necrophilia legislation

Necrophilia might soon become specifically legal in Egypt, within specific bounds, according to this report by Abeer Tayel in  Al Arabiya News:

Egypt’s women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report

Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) has appealed to the Islamist-dominated parliament not to approve two controversial laws on the minimum age of marriage and allowing a husband to have sex with his dead wife within six hours of her death according to a report in an Egyptian newspaper…. [The controversy] to two laws: one that would legalize the marriage of girls starting from the age of 14 and the other that permits a husband to have sex with his dead wife within the six hours following her death…. Zamzami Abdul Bari [pictured here] said that marriage remains valid even after death adding that a woman also too had the same right to engage in sex with her dead husband.


BONUS: This legislation has no exact equivalent in most other countries, as far as we are aware. Here is a report (in a series) about how the necrophilia regulations work in portions of the United States: “Corpse case rises anew, again

BONUS: One of the few experts on necrophilia law is John Troyer, deputy director of the Centre for Death and Society, at the University of Bath, England.