Egyptian singer jailed for 2 years for eating banana 'suggestively' in racy video
An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison.
The Cairo court also ordered Shaimaa Ahmed, better known by her stage name Shima, to pay a fine of 10,000 pounds (about $560).
Shima appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a classroom of young men.
The video created a stir on social media in conservative and Muslim-majority Egypt and was discussed on TV talk shows.
Tuesday's verdict by the court of misdemeanors can be appealed. AP