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Court sets next Feb.27 to issue verdict in Singer Laila Amer trial over “Obscene Song”

Tuesday 16/January/2018 - 02:27 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa

Giza Misdemeanors court set next February 27 to issue final verdict in the trial of Singer، Laila Amer, and "Bos Ommak" Clip director, over violating public decency and inciting debauchery charges.

                                                                                          

Amer's song is set to feature in an upcoming Egyptian film and was released as part of promotions for it.

 

Soon after، it went viral on social media، sparking outrage among users who deemed it extremely "offensive."

 

The intense backlash led Hany Chaker، the Head of Egypt's Syndicate for Musicians، to call on authorities to investigate the matter and arrest Amer، Step feed Website reported.

 

Several other people have also reportedly filed police reports against the singer.

 

In their statement on the matter، Egypt's censorship board said it knew nothing about the film in which Amer's song features.

 

The board's representatives also added that the feature was not viewed by anyone at the authority، nor given permission to release in theaters.

 

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