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Egypt: Women influencers jailed over 'indecency': Hanin Hossam, Mawada el-Adham

, Index number: MDE 12/4443/2021

Egyptian women social media influencers Hanin Hossam and Mawada el-Adham were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms by Cairo’s Criminal Court on 20 June for inciting “indecent” content, human trafficking and other offences. Amnesty International believes that the young women are being punished for the way they dance, talk, dress and attempt to “influence” the public on social media and calls for their immediate release.

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