Five Egyptian Influencers Sentenced To Two Years In Jail For Using TikTok
July. 31, 2020
Reports claim an Egyptian court has sentenced five female social media celebrities to two years in jail each for using the video-sharing app, TikTok.
The ruling against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others was reached after they had posted videos on the popular app TikTok.
The decision included a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds (nearly $19,000 or £14,600) for each defendant for “violating the values and principles of the Egyptian family,” inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.
The prosecution statement named just two of the defendants 20-year-old student Haneen Hossam and 22-year-old Mawada al-Adham and said the other three helped run their social media accounts.
Hossam was arrested in April after a three-minute video of her telling her 1.3 million followers that girls could make money by working with her, went viral.
Adham was picked up the next month in May after posting satirical videos on TikTok and Instagram, where she has at least 2 million followers.
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