Egyptian belly-dancer sentenced to jail for posting racy TikTok movies

Excessive-profile Egyptian belly-dancer Sama el-Masry was sentenced to 3 years in jail Saturday after prosecutors stated she posted sexually suggestive movies to TikTok.

El-Masry, 42, was arrested in April and accused of inciting debauchery and committing “immorality” by sharing the content material.

However the dancer has denied importing the movies to the social media platform, telling authorities the content material was stolen from her telephone and posted by any person else with out her consent.

John Talaat, a member of parliament who requested for authorized motion in opposition to el-Masry and different feminine TikTok customers, informed Reuters that the dancer and different feminine social media influencers had been destroying household values and traditions.

“There’s a big distinction between freedom and debauchery,” Talaat stated.

El-Masry stated she would attraction the sentence.

Entessar el-Saeed, a girls’s proper lawyer in Cairo informed the Thomson Reuters Basis that solely girls are being focused by Egypt’s 2018 cyber crime regulation that El-Masry was charged underneath.

“Our conservative society is battling technological adjustments which have created a totally totally different atmosphere and mindsets,” stated El-Saeed.

With Publish wires

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