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  • ail term for singer Sherine Abdel Wahab who said Nile was not fit to drink.: [{{{6}}} Egypt has sentenced pop star Sherine Abdel Wahab to six months in prison for spreading "false news" after she joked that drinking water from the River Nile could give people bilharzia parasites. A Cairo court sent her to prison in the latest jail sentence handed to a pop singer, as restrictions against free speech escalate. On the day Sherine was convicted, another court in Cairo sentenced a lesser-known singer, Leila Amer, to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery" in a music video "Look at Your Mother". The director and a male actor in the clip received shorter terms.] The Times Richard Spencer , https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/jail-term-for-singer-sherine-abdel-wahab-who-said-nile-was-not-fit-to-drink-vtlskc35x