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Court adjourns Sherine’s appeal against her 6-month jail term

Tuesday 24/April/2018 - 12:37 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
Al-Mokattam’s court of appeal adjourned on Tuesday the appeal submitted by Singer، Sherine Abdel Wahab against 6-month jail term over defaming Nile river to May 8. 

Noteworthy، Egyptian prominent singer Sherine Abdel Wahab has been sentenced to six months in prison for making a joke about the Nile carrying diseases during a concert held in the United Arab Emirates last year.

The court also ordered Sherine to pay EGP 5،000 pending the conclusion of the appeal and a fine of EGP 1،000، according to Ahram online.

In November 2017، the Musicians Syndicate banned Sherine from performing in Egypt over what it described as “unjustified mockery”. At the time، Sherine released a lengthy statement apologizing for her comment and describing it as a ‘silly joke’. She confirmed that she didn’t mean anything negative towards her country. She further promised to be more careful with what she says in the future.

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