Egypt singer jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ in tune video

Shyma appears in the video for I Have IssuesImage copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video

A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who gave the impression in a tune video in her undies even as suggestively eating a banana.

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-12 months-vintage recognized professionally as Shyma, was once arrested ultimate month after the video sparked outrage within the conservative u . s . a ..

On Tuesday, she was discovered to blame of inciting debauchery and publishing an indecent film, native media said.

The video’s director was also sentenced to two years in jail in absentia.

Shyma had apologised earlier than her arrest to individuals who took the video for the music, I Have Problems, “in an beside the point method”.

“I DIDN’T consider all this can happen and that i might be subjected to any such robust attack from everyone,” she wrote on her now-deleted Facebook page.

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Remaining yr, Egyptian courts sentenced 3 female dancers to six months each and every in jail after convicting them of inciting debauchery in song videos.

Another singer is in the meantime facing trial for “spreading provocative exposure” as a result of she urged that ingesting from the River Nile can make any individual ill.

A lawsuit was once filed remaining month after video emerged appearing Sherine Abdel Wahab being requested at a concert final 12 months to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Have You Ever Under The Influence Of Alcohol From The Nile?).

She responded by saying “consuming from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis” – a illness resulting from a parasitic trojan horse that may be often known as bilharzia.

On Monday, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate announced that it had decided to prohibit Abdel Wahab from acting concert events within the u . s . a . for two months.

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