Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video

CAIRO — An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison.

The Cairo court also ordered Shaimaa Ahmed, better known by her stage name Shima, to pay a fine of 10,000 pounds (about $560).

Shima appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a classroom of young men.

The video created a stir on social media in conservative and Muslim-majority Egypt and was discussed on TV talk shows.

Tuesday's verdict by the court of misdemeanors can be appealed.

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