Egypt sentences 3 to year in prison over racy video

AP News
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 12:33 PM

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three people involved in a racy music video to one year in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery."

The music video, titled "Hands Off," contains scantily-clad dancing and shaking but no nudity. Reda al-Fouly, the woman dancing in the low-budget video, was arrested last month along with the clip's cameraman after it went viral on social media.

Wael el-Sekedi, the third person sentenced in the case, is believed to have fled the country after some social media users called the video scandalous, according to the prosecutor.

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The three were sentenced on Sunday.

The original clip on YouTube has been viewed nearly 1.9 million times.