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Owner of Egypt belly dance TV arrested

Africa

Cairo - Egyptian police said they arrested on Thursday the owner of a television station that broadcasts belly dancing, on suspicion of “facilitating prostitution.”

Baleegh Hamdi, owner of the Al-Tit channel, is also accused of “harming public decency,” police said, adding that he was arrested in his apartment.

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The prostitution charge appears to stem from messages broadcast on the channel, a police official said without elaborating.

In a clip from the station's broadcast posted on YouTube, a ticker at the bottom of the screen shows text messages from viewers who say they are looking for spouses.

Egyptian law bans prostitution and vaguely defined offences against public decency. - Sapa-AFP

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