Five Egyptian Women Jailed For Posting Indecent Dance Videos On TikTok

Five young women have been sentenced to two years in prison by an Egyptian court for posting “indecent” dance videos on TikTok.

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

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.

Hansen Hossam and Mawada Eladhm rose to fame though TikTok, amassing millions of followers for their video snippets which include sharing of footage of themselves wearing makeup, posing in cars, dancing in kitchens and making funny skits.

 

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