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Freemuse calls for the release of Egyptian singer

18 January 2018

On 2 January 2018, Egyptian authorities arrested female singer Laila Amer on charges of “violating public decency” and “inciting debauchery” in a video for her song “Bos Omak” (Look at your Mother)—a pun on an Arabic profanity— in which the singer belly dances and makes “provocative gestures”.

On 2 January 2018, Egyptian authorities arrested female singer Laila Amer on charges of “violating public decency” and “inciting debauchery” in a video for her song “Bos Omak” in which the singer belly dances and makes “provocative gestures”.

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Iran: Poet released on bail

15 November 2017

On 22 October 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison after returning from living in exile in Sweden.

On 4 November 2017, poet and activist Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was released on bail after having been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since 22 October 2017.

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