Egyptian singer Leila Amer detained over racy music video

Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures. (Screengrab)

Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for "incitement to debauchery" after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures.

Musicians' union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative stance, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union.

Her case comes less than a month after another female pop singer was sentenced to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery" over a racy video.

On Monday her sentence was reduced on appeal to a year in jail.
 

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