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Egypt prosecution charges video dancer with 'debauchery'

The video, titled 'Let Go of My Hand', has been viewed 600,000 times in less than a week

Ahram Online , Monday 25 May 2015
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Egypt's prosecution referred on Monday belly dancer Salma El-Fouly to a misdemeanor court on charges of "inciting debauchery and immorality", the Ahram Arabic news website has reported.

The charges are related to a "seductive video" uploaded on YouTube last week.

El-Fouly will be detained for four days pending investigations while ehe first court session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 28 May.

The video titled "Sib Idi", which translates into "Let Go of My Hand" has recorded 600,000 views in less than a week.

An Egyptian administrative court last Wednesday ordered that the prime minister take the necessary measures to censor pornography websites inside Egypt.

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Neo
26-05-2015 02:04am
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National Competition
The Egyptian Justice system is determined to sabotage Egypt’s dignity and reputation, not only in the civilized world, but also in the extinct era of dinosaurs. It seems that Egyptian courts and prosecutors are on a national competition for the silliest and most irrelevant charges. If one thing is for certain, we need all those sons of garbage collectors, street cleaners, and buildings janitors to graduate quickly from law schools to bring some sanity into these justice institutions!
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Sam Enslow
25-05-2015 08:13pm
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There are more than a few in Egypt who would say Michaelangelo's David is obscene. Who makes this determination? Is The Birth of Venus obscene. Are those representations of Ramses II in Luxor Temple pornography? They should be covered in wax? Is the traditional oriental dancer at weddings engaged in debauchery? I remember a Salafi saying so. With all the problems Egypt faces, time should be wasted infringing on artistic expression that is guaranteed in the new constitution. If you do not like the dancing, don't watch it.
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