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Egyptian Pop Singer Imprisoned For Racy Video

Egyptian pop singer Shyma has been arrested for her racy video. She has been sentenced to two years in prison for appearing in lingerie for her music video.

The court also ordered her to pay a fine of 10,000 pounds. The 25-year-old singer appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a classroom of young men.

She was arrested in November after her video created havoc in a conservative Muslim majority Egypt.

“[In Egypt] we still have the thin line of morality which you don’t have,” one Facebook user said.

Prior to her arrest, the singer apologised to her fans claiming not to have anticipated the backlash.

“I apologise to all the people who saw the clip and were upset by it and took it in an inappropriate way,” she said in a Facebook post.

“I didn’t imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone, as a young singer…who has dreamt from a young age of being a singer,” she added.

She has an opportunity to appeal against the verdict.

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