Two Egyptian dancers handed reduced jail sentences
They were imprisoned for inciting debauchery by filming a video clip
An Egyptian court reduced the prison sentence for dancers Shakira and Bardis to three months from an earlier sentence of six months.
They were imprisoned for inciting debauchery by filming a video clip that included sexual undertones.
The dancers’ lawyers contend that the video clips are works of art that can be interpreted in different ways.
In March, Saffinaz, a well-known dancer, was sentenced to six months in jail for insulting the national flag after she appeared in a video wearing a dress in its colours.
In July, Salma el-Fouly, an other dancer, received a six-month sentence for a video in which she wore controversial clothes.