Influencers Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham
Social media influencers Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three other women, who were not publicly identified, were found guilty of promoting immorality and “violating public morals”, reported the French media agency.
Today, Egypt’s Economic Crt sentenced TikTok users Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham & 3 others to 2 yrs in prison & an LE 300k fine for encroaching on family values.
— Mai El-Sadany (@maitelsadany) July 27, 2020
TikTok video sharing app
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced five young women to two years in prison each for posting “indecent videos” on the TikTok video sharing app.
Haneen Hossam Age
She is 20 years old.
Social media influencers Haneen Hossam
Hossam is a 20-year-old student at Cairo University, with about a million followers on TikTok and Instagram.
She was arrested in April after posting a clip explaining how the girls could make money working with her to broadcast videos – which authorities interpreted as promoting young women to sell sex online, according to the South China Morning Post.
Authorities arrested Adham
Authorities arrested Adham in May after posting satirical videos on TikTok and Instagram, where she has at least two million followers.
The other three women were accused of helping Hossam and Al-Adham manage their social media accounts.
The sentences, which can still be appealed, also included a $ 19,000 fine for each of the women.
Lawyer Ahmed Hamza al-Bahqiry Said
Their lawyer, Ahmed Hamza al-Bahqiry, said the women also face separate charges from sources of their funds.
Egypt, a conservative Muslim nation, has repressed singers and dancers for online content that it finds very suggestive.
Women’s rights lawyer Intissar al-Saeed
Women’s rights lawyer Intissar al-Saeed said the recent verdict was “shocking but expected”.
“It is still a dangerous indicator …”, the lawyer told AFP. “Regardless of the differing opinions on the content presented by the girls on TikTok, this is still not a reason for arrest.”