Egypt Independent

Verdict postponed for bellydancers over debauchery charges



The Agouza Misdemeanor Court has postponed its verdict over two belly dancers accused of risque video clips to September 3.
 
Mohamed al-Nemr, a lawyer who brought the case against Soha "Shakira" Ali and Dalia "Bardis" Mostafa, demanded the severest punishment for both, accusing them of “spreading debauchery through their promiscuous, suggestive clips”.
 
Defense lawyers, meanwhile, demanded the release of their clients, arguing that the videos subject to the petition had been filmed inside a TV satellite studio, probably suggesting they were aired inside a licensed studio.
 
Late August, another bellydancer, Reda al-Fouly, had her one-year jail term commuted to six months over a viral YouTube video that also brought her “debauchery” charges.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm