Outrcry as Egypt teacher who danced with friends is sacked

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A viral video of an Egyptian teacher belly dancing with four male co-workers has caused an outrcy (Arabic, external) among conservatives in the country, but women’s rights advocates are hitting back at the “witch-hunt against women”, saying the teacher did nothing wrong. In the video in question, shot during a Nile boat trip organised by the local branch of the teachers’ syndicate in Mansoura in December last year, the teacher, named Aya Youssef, was seen belly dancing and smiling with her colleagues. The New Arab has refrains from sharing the detailed footage for the sake of the privacy of th…

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