A 25 year old Egyptian woman identified as Basma Ahmed is billed to spend the next three years of her life in jail for allegedly sexually harassing a monkey.
The currently aggrieved woman was charged with “inciting debauchery” and “committing an obscene act in public”, after she was arrested in October.
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It was learnt that a viral 90-second video which shows Ahmed laughing while touching the genitalia of a monkey at a pet shop in the Nile Delta city and making sexual innuendos as people around her chuckle led to her immediate arrest.
Brigadier General Issam Abu Arab, head of the Protection of Literacy Department, was able to identify the accused. Basma Ahmed admitted that one of her friends had filmed her.
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Reacting to the issue, she told
the prosecution that she had not meant to abuse the monkey in any way
and that she was fond of the monkey.