Egyptian Woman Jailed For 'Sexually Harassing' Monkey by Touching His Genitals, Watch The Viral Video That Sparked Outrage
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Visiting a zoo, we always come across the signboards of 'Do not feed', 'Do not tease' the animals. But not just in enclosures even at other times it is advised to not do anything will instigate an animal. A woman in Egypt who got a little too touchy with an animal has now been put behind bars. 25-year-old Basma Ahmed's video of tickling a monkey went viral on the internet a few months ago. A court in Mansoura city has charged her with "inciting debauchery" and "committing an obscene act in public." The woman touched the monkey's genitals while she was tickling. Husband Tells Wife, 'You Love Those Dogs More Than You Love Me' Before Throwing Their Chihuahuas Off The Balcony.

The video which went viral saw Ahmed laughing while she was touching the genitalia of a monkey at a pet shop in the Nile Delta city. She was making sexual innuendos and people around her were also laughing at the act. One of her friends has filmed her while they were at the shop and the video was shared among the friends' group. It soon went viral on social media. Egyptian Activist Amal Fathy Sentenced Two Years in Jail for Speaking Over Sexual Harassment on Facebook Video.

Video of Women in Egypt Ticking a Monkey

According to an Egyptian news report, Brigadier General Issam Abu Arab, head of the Protection of Literacy Department, identified the accused. Ahmed told the prosecution that she was just fond of the animal and in no way meant to abuse the animal. In the 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”. But the video had caused an outrage in the country and given the nature of laws in the country, Ahmed now faces a three-year jail term.