Egyptian singer Tamer Husni has finally been released from military prison, after serving a six month jail sentence. Tamer and his best friend Haitham Shaker were imprisoned when they were found guilty of forging legal military papers.
Despite the physical and psychological hardships Tamer has faced since he was imprisoned, he took advantage of his time in jail by working on new entertainment projects, which he plans to start once he is released.
Tamer’s sentence was to expire in September, but he and his family pushed for an early release.
While in jail, he wrote three screenplays while incarcerated, and has even secured the cast and crew of the film “Kul Sana Wi Inta Habibi” (Every Year and You are My Lover).
Tamer is optimistic about the success of the film, especially after the support he has received from his fans since he began his sentence.
He has also composed a new song, especially for the holy month of Ramadan. If all goes well, Tamer will be able to record it before the start of the holy month.
Circulating rumors claimed that Tamer intends to resign from his music career once he is released, and intends to immigrate to the United States to reside with his father. Tamer's mother and close friends denied the rumor, asserting that the singer is anxious to complete his sentence in order to resume his singing career and return to his normal life.
Tamer was convicted by a military court and sentenced to a one year prison term, along with friend Haitham Shaker, for forging official papers to avoid military service. A third accomplice, who actually forged the papers, received a five-year prison term.
The courthouse was filled with family, friends, and fans at the hearing, all praying for the judge’s leniency. Tamer’s lawyer appealed the verdict to try and decrease the sentence. The maximum sentence is up to three years for forging official documents.