Egyptian singer concert called off because of religious group threats [Archives:2008/1175/Local News]

July 24 2008

SANA'A, July 23 ) The concert of the Egyptian pop singer Ehab Tawfiq, which was scheduled for Thursday, July 24 in the May 22 Hall, has been postponed to August, said the concert's organizers.

Ammer Al-Dhawi, director of Yemen Standard, the main organization sponsoring the concert, said that his company received a memo from the Ministry of Culture preventing the company from holding the concert. According to Al-Dhawi, the ministry said that the company did not have an official license for the event.

Al-Dhawi referred to the involvement of the “Body for Protecting Virtue and Combating Vice,” which was launched last week