Egyptian pop singer arrested after eating a banana suggestively while wearing skimpy clothing in her music video has been jailed for two years for ‘inciting debauchery’.
A court sentenced singer Shyma to two years in prison after she appeared in a pop video for the song I Have Issues dressed only in her underwear and eating a banana in a suggestive way.
hyma, whose real name is Shaimaa Ahmed, was also fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds (£420).
The director of the video was also fined and sentenced to two years in prison. Both defendants were found guilty of inciting debauchery.
Last month, Egypt sentenced 13 LGBT men to three years in prison after finding them guilty of “habitual debauchery.” Activists have described the situation in as the “worst LGBT crackdown” in almost two decades.
The crackdown started in late September when several people were detained after holding up rainbow flags at a concert of Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila in Cairo.
Amnesty has said that some of those arrested have been subjected to anal examinations to determine whether they have had gay sex.