Independent MP Osama Sharshar (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egypt’s parliamentary ethics committee recommended on Monday that MP Osama Sharshar be banned from attending house sessions until the current term ends over allegedly "sending sex videos of another MP on Whatsapp," Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The case dates back to June 2016 when Sharshar reportedly posted a sex video allegedly involving another MP on the parliament's Whatsapp group.
Members of the parliament expressed anger over Sharshar's actions.
Sharshar explained that his "Whatsapp was hacked and the inappropriate videos were sent to instigate conflicts with other MPs," according to media reports.
Sources told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that other punishments against the independent MP could include a reprimand, or a ban on participating in parliamentary delegations until the term ends with the approval of the majority of the parliament’s members.
These punishments require the approval of majority of members.
Sharshar could also be expelled from the parliament if two thirds of MPs deem such a punishment necessary.