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Egypt jails famous belly dancer for immorality






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A belly dancer has been put in prison. A court in Egypt sentenced Sama el-Masry to three years, and fined her $18,500. The police arrested her and charged her with "immorality". She posted videos on the website TikTok doing different belly dances. Egypt is cracking down on social media posts. Police said Ms El-Masry put "immoral" videos on social media. They said she was guilty of damaging Egypt's morals because the videos were of a sexual nature.

Sama el-Masry is 42 years old. She is a belly dancer and actress. She starred in a movie about the unfair treatment of female workers. It got lots of people talking about women in the workplace. She also got attacked in the past for posting videos about her political views. A lawyer defending Ms El-Masry said: "Our conservative society is struggling with technological changes which have created a completely different environment."

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