An Egyptian court has sentenced a 25-year-old woman to three years in prison for “s_exually harassing” a monkey in the country’s north on Friday. According to state daily Al-Ahram, the court in Mansoura city charged Basma Ahmed with “inciting debauchery” and “committing an obscene act in public”.
She was arrested in October after a 90-second video of the incident went viral, Al-Ahram said. The video shows Ahmed laughing while touching the genitals of a monkey at a pet shop in the Nile Delta city and making sexual innuendos as people around her chuckle. The viral video sparked massive outrage online.
When she appeared in court, she “confessed… to the incident but said she did not mean to commit an indecent act and that she had been tickling the monkey”.