Egyptian Singer Jailed For Wearing Underwear, Suggestively Eating Banana In Music VideoBy cheatmaster 10:30 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 Comments
Shyma’s song, titled “I have issues”, sparked controversy on social media in the conservative country.
The singer, who was fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560), can appeal the verdict to a higher court.
The director of the video was also fined and sentenced to two years in prison, but in absentia. Both defendants were accused of inciting debauchery and producing a video harming public morality.
Shyma, whose real name is Shaimaa Ahmed, was arrested on Nov. 18 before being referred to the prosecution for investigation. She denied the accusations, saying the director included the controversial scenes without her consent.
Tens of young Egyptians were arrested in September for attending a concert in Cairo where a rainbow flag was raised. They were also accused of debauchery, harming public morality and other accusations.
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