Cairo court acquits female singer of inciting debauchery in music video

Cairo court acquits female singer of inciting debauchery in music video
Laila Amer was sentenced to two years in prison for a musical clip. (Screenshot)
Updated 18 March 2018

Cairo court acquits female singer of inciting debauchery in music video

Cairo court acquits female singer of inciting debauchery in music video

CAIRO: A Cairo court has acquitted a low-profile Egyptian singer who was charged with “inciting debauchery and immorality” last month over a controversial music video.
Prosecutors had previously sentenced singer Laila Amer to two years in prison for a musical clip that they said contained “sexual overtones,” Ahram Online reported.
But a ruling on Saturday by the Giza misdemeanour appeals court overturned the debauchery charge along with two other men who were also involved in the music video.
Amer and the two men were arrested in January after several lawyers filed legal complaints against them for their song “Bos Omak” (translated as "Look At Your Mother"), which is a pun on an Arabic expletive.
Amer became the second female singer to be sentenced over debauchery charges in Egypt in the last few months.