Egypt jails singer for inciting debauchery in music video

CAIRO (dpa)- An Egyptian investigative judge on Thursday ordered a female singer jailed for 15 days pending further interrogations on charges of inciting debauchery in a music video, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported, in the second such case in recent months.
Little-known singer Laila Amer was arrested earlier this week over her online video "Look at Your Mother" after a lawyer accused her in a legal complaint of making sexual innuendos and outraging public morals.

Amer has denied the charges, according to al-Ahram.
The title of the video is a play on an offensive colloquial Egyptian phrase.
The case comes three days after an Egyptian appeals court reduced by one year the prison sentence of pop singer Shyma on similar charges related to a video clip deemed too racy in the conservative country.
Last month, a lower court handed down Shyma a two-year jail sentence.

Saturday, January 6th 2018

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