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Egyptian court acquits controversial belly dancer

El Masy's lawyer submitted papers to the court to consider reconciliation

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An Egyptian misdemeanour court has acquitted Egyptian belly dancer Sama al-Masry of offending the head of a prominent football club, Egyptian news website Ahram Online reported Wednesday.

Zamalek club president and lawyer Mortada Mansour previously filed a legal complaint against Masry and accused her of “spreading obscenity.”

Her lawyer submitted papers to the court to consider reconciliation in the case that has been going on since last year.

El-Masry was initially handed a verdict of six months in jail and a fine of LE10,000 ($1310), reported Ahram Online, but has been acquitted.