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Egyptian Belly-dancer slammed with 1-year-sentence for 'inciting debauchery' on YouTube

The director and the videographer also received similar sentences for making the controversial music video, Let Go of My Hand, that went viral last month

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 28 Jun 2015
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A Giza  misdemeanour court sentenced an Egyptian woman Reda El-Fouly, known publicly as Salma El-Fouly, who was featured in a controversial belly-dancing video club in a YouTube video was sentenced to one year in jail on Sunday on charges of “inciting debauchery and immorality.”

The director of the video, Wael Seddiki, who appeared in the clip singing and dancing with Salma, was also sentenced in absentia to one year in prison.

The clip's videographer was also sentenced to one year in prison.

The verdicts can still be appealed.

El-Fouly remains in jail while Seddiki has been at large outside Egypt.

The duo uploaded the music video on YouTube in May.

The video, titled Sib Idi ("Let Go of My Hand") was watched 600,000 times in less than a week.

It currently stands at a few thousand views short of the two million mark.

In the video, El-Fouly dances in a revealing dress along with Seddiki, while lip-syncing to the song, which was recorded by another female artist.

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Salwa
30-06-2015 02:33am
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Hesshik Besshik Justice
Really, this is a case worth fighting?
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Farhan
29-06-2015 12:03pm
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What the hell ? No doubt video is pathetic but there are thousands of things on youtube which are pathetic
No body is forcing you to watch it, It would have been problem if they would have done some stage show inside Egypt. On Net people can access worst things than this pathetic and vulgar video.
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Susan
28-06-2015 10:08pm
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Dancer?
She's classed as a dancer?????
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Sam Enslow
28-06-2015 04:30pm
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Brotherhood back?
Please. Actions like this make Egypt look immature and silly - not moral. If you do not like the video or one if the Ramadan TV series, just do not watch them. It seems e eryone in Egypt is more interested in what someone may be doing wrong rather than what they themselves are doing right. Live your life and allow others to live theirs. Do not do that, and you will all remain slaves.
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