Dancing is his hobby for some; then, it is his profession. But what if you get jailed for dancing. One such case came up in Egypt. Dancing to a Tiktok star in Egypt became so heavy that she was sentenced to 10 years. Regarding the dance video of the Tiktok star, it was said that it spreads debauchery in society. However, his sentence has been reduced from 10 years to three years. Haneen Hossam, 20, was convicted of ‘human trafficking. She was accused of extorting money from girls. However, she has denied the allegations against him.
Haneen Hossam was arrested for the first time in April 2020 for ‘violating family values and norms’. This action happened because she asked his followers to join Likee’s video-sharing platform. She told his followers that they get paid for posting videos here. Another TikTok star Mowada al-Adhami was also arrested along with Hossam. Both were released in January 2021. But prosecutors charged the two with a more severe charge of human trafficking. After this, the court found both guilty in June last year and sentenced them to 10 years.
TikTok Star Haneen Hossam Fined
After the sentence was pronounced, Hossam posted a video where she was seen crying. After this, the hearing on the case was started once again. However, the same court found Hossam guilty on Monday and sentenced him to three years in prison. The judge also fined him 200,000 Egyptian pounds.
In Egypt, removing provocative and dancing videos from social media platforms continues. People have also been arrested in this connection. It is said that these videos are against Muslim morality. Many belly dancers and pop singers have been targeted in recent years.
Human rights groups say people’s liberties are trampled under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. He has been in power since 2014. Haneen Hossam allegedly gave women above 18 an opportunity to work from home and earn lakhs of rupees by making live videos. Hossam was also expelled from Cairo University. Before her arrest, Hossam released a video defending her post and refuting the claims she was spreading slander.