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CAIRO - 26 December 2021: The Egyptian Administrative Judiciary Court of the State Council dismissed, on Sunday, a lawsuit filed by two lawyers to block the “TikTok” application in Egypt, Ahram newspaper reported.
The lawsuit, No. 45923 of Judicial Year 74, calls for blocking TikTok as it disseminates and “incites immorality, pornography, bullying, violence” among the teenagers.
Some Egyptian girls were imprisoned over charges of “inciting debauchery” over their videos on TikTok; in July 2021, the West Alexandria prosecution ordered the detention of a TikTok woman, who calls herself the ‘Hohos Creature,’ and her friend for four days pending investigation over inciting debauchery. The woman and her friend are accused of breaching social morals, misusing social media and the Internet, posting indecent videos with the aim of profit. The legal report filed against the defendants accuses the woman and her friend of filming videos that contain sexual expressions.
One month earlier, a Cairo Criminal Court issued its ruling to sentence both TikTok bloggers Haneen Hossam and Mawada el-Adham to prison terms in absentia over human trafficking charges. Haneen Hossam was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of L.E. 200,000, and Mawada el-Adham was sentenced to 6 years in prison and a fine of L.E. 200,000 over encouraging young women to broadcast indecent content on the platform to make money.