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Female Egyptian Dancer Convicted For Dancing Half-Naked In Viral Video


Reda El-Fouly was arrested in May after wearing a revealing dress as she sang and danced in a video that went viral on the internet.



In June a lower court sentenced her to one year in jail for inciting debauchery.

That verdict was challenged, and on Sunday a Cairo appeals court reduced the sentence to six months.

The lower court also sentenced her dancing partner Wael El-Sediki, who directed the video, to a year in jail. He is still at large.

In April, an Armenian belly dancer was sentenced to six months for insulting Egypt's national flag during a performance last year.

The dancer, known as Safinaz, was tried for wearing a costume that resembled the tri-coloured flag during a performance last year in the Red Sea resort town of Ain Sokhna.
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