Egyptian women sentenced to 2 years in prison for TikTok dance videos

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CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced several young women to two years in prison for posting “indecent” dance videos on TikTok in a sensitive case critics describe as yet another crackdown on self-expression in society conservative.

The women were also fined nearly $ 19,000 each for “violating the values ​​and principles of the Egyptian family”, inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking, according to a statement from the prosecution.

Their lawyers have vowed to appeal the decision.

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The prosecution’s statement named only two of the defendants – Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old student and Mawada Eladhm, 22, and said the other three had helped manage their social media accounts.

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