@Vanilla, I don't actually see the problem with this. If I'm dead, my family/wife should be able to do whatever they wish with my body. In my opinion all your rights/properties die with you. Farewell sex may be very gross to me and others, but it really harms no one and if the husband/wife wants to do it, why not? And yes equally a wife should be able to do it to with her dead husband.
However I think I read somewhere that this was just a hoax (or misinterpretation) that got into newspapers pretty much everywhere.
I saw this in the news.
I don't know what to say about this issue besides Necrophilia is so gross.
While it makes no sense to have concern for your body after your death, should corpses even have any legal rights to refuse?
Could it be possible through some last will and testament? After all, his/her body is also his/her possession. Maybe she can declare that her body should be dispose right away or cremated or waive other people's right to claim possession of her body.
@vanilla, some things become hard after you die, so yes I think it's possible.
I agree that it should not interfere with organ donation. By the way it's the same law in Belgium. Although organ donation is rarely possible if you die with natural causes and not a traffic accident or so.
That is just weird and creepy...
Well, as shocking as I may find it, I am not surprised there are laws like that. It sounds more like an old world religious or cultural thing rooted in tradition. The fact that it may still be practiced is quite appalling. Then again, that's my personal opinion. I know not how the culture or society in Egypt actually feels about the laws. There may very well be a large number that support it.
Marriage ends in death, so there should be no questions about having farewell sex with a corpse, even if it were your husband.