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5 Young Women Imprisoned By Court In Egypt For Posting ‘Indecent’ Videos On TikTok



5 young Egyptian women have been sentenced to two years in prison by a court in Egypt for posting ‘indecent’ dance videos on social media platform TikTok.

The women were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds (A$26,000) each for “violating the values and principles of the Egyptian family,” inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.

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The prosecution statement named 20-year-old student Haneen Hossam and 22-year-old Mawada Eladhm as defendants and said the other three helped run their social media accounts.

Hannen and Mawada a TikTok celebrities who have millions of followers across the globe and are famed for their videos including posing in cars and wearing makeup.

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Lawyers representing the defendants have described the arrests and sentence as unfortunate and a “systematic crackdown that targets low-income women”.

“Eladhm was crying in court. Two years? 300,000 Egyptian pounds? This is really something very tough to hear,” said Samar Shabana, the attorney’s assistant.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com