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Egypt court jails woman for inciting debauchery after pet shop monkey video goes viral

Ayat Al Tawy and El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Thursday 27 Dec 2018
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An Egyptian misdemeanour court sentenced a woman to three years in jail on Thursday for sexually harassing a monkey in an incident that took place around two months, a judicial source told Ahram Online.

The twenty-year old woman, identified as Basma Ahmed, was charged with inciting debauchery and committing an obscene act publicly, the source added.

The accusations stem from a 90-second video that showed the woman laughingly touching the genitals of a pet monkey at a pet shop in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, while making sexual innuendos.

The woman was arrested in October after the video of the incident went viral online, and has since been in detention.

Thursday’s sentence can still be appealed.

 

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