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Egyptian singer Sheema sentenced to 2 years in prison for ’inciting debauchery’

Wednesday 13 December 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/285267/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-singer-Sheema-sentenced-to--years-in-pris.aspx

Egyptian singer Sheema sentenced to 2 years in prison for ’inciting debauchery’

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

An Egyptian female pop singer was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery and immorality” for participating in a sexually suggestive music video.

A Cairo misdemeanour court also ordered Shaymaa Ahmed, known as Sheema, to pay a fine of EGP 10,000 (approximately $560).

The director of the clip was also handed the same sentence.

The verdict can be appealed.

In the video for the song “I Have Issues,” the little-known singer engaged in sexually suggestive behaviour, sparking controversy and outrage in the country.

Last month, Sheema apologised for the video in a Facebook post, saying she did not expect such a backlash.