Egypt imprisons female TikTok influencers

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Two years in prison, plus fines of almost €16,000 ($ 18,800) each: that was the verdict handed down to two young Egyptian influencers by a Cairo court earlier this week. Three other young women were also sentenced to two years in prison, and on Wednesday another woman was fined and sentenced to three years for a similar conviction. In their rulings, which can still be appealed, the judges accused the defendants of posting “indecent” dance videos and “violating the values and principles of the Egyptian family.” The women incited “debauchery” and also encouraged human trafficking, according to the prosecution’s statement, which specifically named two of the defendants: Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old student, and Mawada Eladhm, 22.