Egypt court orders belly dancing station off air for showing 'sexually explicit' content

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 06:23 hrs

Washington: A court in Egypt has ordered a TV channel that airs belly dancing clips off the air for showing 'sexually explicit' content.

The judge, during a hearing on Saturday, also said that ElTet was operating without a broadcast license.

The judge said that the channel aired ads that are 'offensive' and can 'arouse' viewers.

According to ABC News, the station carries advertisements for sexual enhancement products and matchmaking services.

It is broadcast out of a Cairo apartment that airs videos 24 hours a day of scantily clad belly dancers giving sultry performances to music.

The satellite channel's owner, Baligh Hamdy, was briefly arrested last year and accused of facilitating prostitution, the report said. 

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