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Egyptian women jailed over TikTok posts to face trafficking charges

Egyptian women jailed over TikTok posts to face trafficking charges

MENNA A FAROUK TWO young Egyptian women whose jail sentences for posting on TikTok were overturned earlier this week will have to stay in prison for another two weeks and face human trafficking charges, a lawyer has revealed. Haneen Hossam and Mawada Eladham, who each have more than a million TikTok followers, have spent nine months in jail after being convicted of encouraging women to share footage on the video-sharing app in exchange for money. On Tuesday a court upheld an appeal, overturning the conviction of Hossam, 20, and cancelling 22-year-old Mawada Eladham's jail sentence, though she still faces a…
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Egyptian court orders two female TikTok stars be freed from jail

Egyptian court orders two female TikTok stars be freed from jail

MENNA A FAROUK AN Egyptian court has ruled in favour of two female TikTok stars who were jailed last year for accounts that were found to violate family morals and for posting indecent videos. Social media influencer Haneen Hossam, 20, was acquitted after being jailed for encouraging women to broadcast videos in exchange for money, while Mawada Eladham's two-year sentence for publishing indecent photos and videos was cancelled. Hossam's lawyer Hussein El Bakar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the TikTok star, who is a student at Cairo University, fainted on hearing the verdict. "Haneen went through a lot of…
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Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

MENNA A FAROUK EGYPTIAN TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer has said. In the latest twist in a nearly year-long saga, the court also fined the 20-year-old Cairo University student 200,000 Egyptian pounds ($13,000) on Sunday for encouraging women to share footage on the video-sharing app in exchange for money. "We will demand restoration of the case proceedings because there are contradictions between the verdict and the merits on which the court's decision is based," said lawyer Hani Sameh. "We hope…
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