Puppet called Abla Fahita
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#BBCtrending: The Egyptian puppet accused of being a terrorist

A puppet is being investigated by authorities in Egypt over claims that it is behind a terror plot.

Puppet Abla Fahita, a widowed mother of two and YouTube star, appeared in an internet ad for the mobile phone operator Vodafone.

Authorities are investigating claims that the ad had encoded messages about a bomb attack, as the Egyptian government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood.

The fate of Abla Fahita has caused waves on social media inspiring a number of hashtags like #FreeAbla.

Mukul Devichand of #BBCtrending secured the first English language interview with Abla Fahita herself.

Produced by Neil Meads

For a longer interview with Abla Fahita listen to the #BBCtrending radio show on BBC World Service - Saturday.

  • 10 Jan 2014
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