A court in Egypt has sentenced five women to two years in prison after posting “inappropriate videos” on the social media platform TikTok.
In addition to the prison sentence, the women are also fined 16,000 euros. The ruling is part of a government campaign aimed at influencers.
“The women have been accused of violating the values and norms of Egyptian society and posting indecent videos that disrupt public morale,” the government website Al-Ahram said.
The five women are sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. They have to pay a fine of 16,000 euros, after posting – according to the government – inappropriate videos on the social media platform TikTok. That was decided by a court in Egypt yesterday.
Only two suspects were named by name in the prosecution’s statement. These are 20-year-old student Haneen Hossam and 22-year-old Mawada Eladhmn. “The three other defendants helped the two influencers with their social media account,” it said.
Haneen Hossam and Mawada Eladhm enjoy enormous popularity on social media in Egypt. The women reach millions of Egyptians every day with their dance videos on TikTok.