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Detention for Egyptian pop diva who shocked viewers with fruity video clip

Prosecutors have ordered an Egyptian female pop singer detained for a week on accusations of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip.

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old singer better known by her stage name Shima, appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a class of young men.

The video created a stir on social media in conservative Egypt and was discussed on TV chat shows.

Officials said Shima was arrested last week following a flurry of complaints.

She was remanded for four days.

Prosecutors on Monday ordered her detained for seven days.

AP

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