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Egyptian Social Media Star Gets 3-Year Sentence for “Human Trafficking”

HeadlineApr 19, 2022

In Egypt, TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam has been sentenced to three years in prison on human trafficking charges. She initially faced a decade behind bars. Hossam was first arrested in 2020 after she posted a video on Instagram explaining how women could earn money by sharing videos online. But Egyptian authorities accused her of exploiting girls for money. Human rights advocates have condemned Hossam’s prosecution and say it’s part of a government crackdown on women who use social media. 

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