Egypt court docket acquits TikTok influencers over ‘debauchery’

CAIRO: An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday acquitted two young women arrested for “attacking the values ​​of society” for videos posted on TikTok, a court official said.

“The appeals court accepted Haneen Hossam and Mawada Al-Adham’s appeal against their detention … for inciting debauchery and assaulting society’s values,” the official said, asking not to be named.

The women had been sentenced to two years in prison in July 2020 for “violating public morals”. Hossam was arrested in April after posting a video on TikTok telling her 1.3 million subscribers that girls could work with her for money.

She was accused of “causing debauchery”, “attacking public morality” and “trafficking in human beings”. Al-Adham, who has around two million Instagram followers, was also arrested in May after posting satirical videos. You are among a dozen “influencers” arrested in 2020 for “violating public morals” in the conservative country.

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