Egypt’s music union has banned the infamous Egyptian singer Sherine. The ban is after she had allegedly defamed the country. This happened at a recent concert in Bahrain.
However, The Musicians’ Syndicate is the one which licenses singers to perform in Egypt. The syndicate said it had suspended the 38-year-old Egyptian performer starting from Thursday. There are pending investigations with her over purported defamation.
“The syndicate’s board decided to suspend Sherine. The board refers her to questioning scheduled for next Wednesday,” the union’s media advisor Tarek Mortada said on Friday.
Further, he added, “The measure is due to her alleged statements, which harm national security.”
Moreover, Sherine Sayed Mohammed Abdel-Wahab, known by the mononym Sherine is an Egyptian singer. She is also an actress, TV host and personality, and a former judge on MBC’s The Voice Ahla Sawt.
Earlier this week, lawyer Samir Sabry said he had filed a legal complaint against Sherine. However, The complaint is accusing her of insulting Egypt, spreading false news. Also, it contains inciting foreign countries against her homeland. The lawyer is known for moral vigilantism.
Further, the lawyer claimed that Sherine said at a concert in Bahrain: “I can speak as I want now because anyone speaking out in Egypt goes to jail.” If convicted, the singer could face up to 10 years in prison, according to Sabry.