In Egypt, two influencers sentenced to six and ten years in prison for “human trafficking” and “debauchery”

In Egypt, two influencers sentenced to six and ten years in prison for “human trafficking” and “debauchery”
In Egypt, two influencers sentenced to six and ten years in prison for “human trafficking” and “debauchery”

On Sunday, the Cairo Criminal Court “sentenced Mawada al-Adham to six years in prison” and Haneen Hossam “to ten years in absentia” for “human trafficking”, including charges of “corruption of family life and incitement to debauchery, ”Ms. Adham’s lawyer, Me Saber Sokkar, told AFP.

Haneen Hossam, who is on the run, will be retried if she goes to court, otherwise her sentence will be final. For Mawada al-Adham, Me Sokkar evoked an appeal in Cassation by considering that the judgment “violates the law”.

Sentenced in July 2020 to two years in prison before an economic tribunal, they were acquitted on appeal of part of the charges in January.

Each was also ordered Sunday to pay 200,000 Egyptian pounds (10,735 euros) in fine.

In addition, three men, found guilty of being accomplices of Ms Adham, were sentenced to the same sentence as her, said the lawyer.

According to him, in “videos published on the TikTok and Likee accounts” of the two stars appear “two underage girls”, proof of their guilt for the authorities.

Suspected of procuring, student Haneen Hossam was arrested in April 2020 after posting a video announcing to her 1.3 million subscribers that girls could make money working with her on social networks.

In May 2020, Mawada al-Adham was in turn arrested after posting parody videos.

They are both among the dozen influencers who have been arrested since 2020 for violating good morals in the conservative country.

On June 8, Rinad Imad, another influencer was sentenced to three years in prison and 100,000 Egyptian pounds (5,367 euros) for “indecency” and “undermining the values ​​of society,” according to the website of the state newspaper, Al -Ahram.

 
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