Egyptian singer and actress, Sherine Abdel-Wahab, has been sentenced to six months of prison for joking with a fan about how drinking from the Nile river might give them Bilharzia. The joke happened at one of her concerts almost one year ago.
The lawsuit against her was filed right after the video was everywhere online back in November, showing Sherine’s joke after being asked to sing her famous “Mashrebtesh Men Nilha”. After, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate announced that it banned her from performing because of her mockery of Egypt. Sherine later apologized for her joke and cleared that the concert was more than a year ago.
The beloved singer is now convicted of spreading false news and is obliged to pay 5,000 Egyptian pounds as bail and a fine of 10,000 too.
Do you think Sherine meant it or was it an innocent mistake that we need to get over?