Egypt’s women TikTok stars get 10 and 6 years jail for ‘invented human trafficking’ conviction

The Free

Screengrab from video posted by Haneen Hossam on 21 June 2021

Haneen Hossam posted a video in which she tearfully pleaded for clemency

A TikTok star has been detained in Egypt, two days after she and another influencer were convicted of human trafficking and given long jail terms.

Haneen Hossam, 20, posted a video on Monday in which she asked for clemency, saying she had never harmed anyone.

On Sunday, a court in Cairo sentenced her in absentia to 10 years in prison. Co-defendant Mawada al-Adham, 23, who was present, was sentenced to six.

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