2 Egyptian girls jailed over TikTok dance video

2 Egyptian girls jailed over TikTok dance video-verasgist.com

2 Egyptian girls, 20-year-old Haneen Hossam and 22-year-old Mawada al-Adham, have been jailed for 2 years after they were found guilty of making a dance video on popular video-sharing app, TikTok.

2 Egyptian girls jailed over TikTok dance video-verasgist.com

According to an Egyptian court, the girls were not only jailed for 2 years but they were also fined the sum of 300,000 Egyptian pounds which is approximately $19,000.

They were both arrested alongside 3 others who helped in running their social media accounts.

The duo were charged with inciting “debauchery” and “immorality” with the content they post on the platform.

Activists have however, mounted an online campaign in response, demanding the release of the detainees.

According to the AFP News Agency, Hossam was arrested in April, after she posted a three-minute clip telling her over 1.3m followers that girls could make money by working with her.

It was also reported that Adham was arrested in May after posting sarcastic videos on  the social media apps, TikTok and Instagram, where she has at least 2m followers.

 

 

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