Egypt singer jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ in tune video


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Shyma wrote that she had now not expected the backlash in opposition to her video

A court docket in Egypt has reportedly jailed for 2 years a singer who gave the impression in a tune video in her undies whilst suggestively consuming a banana.

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old recognized professionally as Shyma, used to be arrested ultimate month after the video sparked outrage within the conservative nation.

On Tuesday, she used to be discovered responsible of inciting debauchery and publishing an indecent movie, native media stated.

The video’s director used to be additionally sentenced to 2 years in jail in absentia.

Shyma had apologised ahead of her arrest to those who took the video for the tune, I Have Problems, “in an beside the point method”.

“I did not believe all this might occur and that I’d be subjected to this sort of sturdy assault from everybody,” she wrote on her now-deleted Fb web page.

Ultimate yr, Egyptian courts sentenced 3 feminine dancers to 6 months each and every in jail after convicting them of inciting debauchery in tune movies.

Every other singer is in the meantime going through trial for “spreading provocative exposure” as a result of she recommended that consuming from the River Nile may make anyone in poor health.

A lawsuit used to be filed ultimate month after video emerged appearing Sherine Abdel Wahab being requested at a live performance ultimate yr to sing Mashrebtesh Males Nilha (Have You Inebriated From The Nile?).

She answered through announcing “consuming from the Nile gets me schistosomiasis” – a illness led to through a parasitic trojan horse this is regularly referred to as bilharzia.

On Monday, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate introduced that it had determined to prohibit Abdel Wahab from appearing live shows within the nation for 2 months.

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