Women in Egypt are getting convicted for posting TikTok videos that are said to be indecent.
Egypt has strict internet controls through the law, which allows authorities to block websites seen as a threat to national security.
Women in Egypt, amongst other Africa countries, are known to be inferior and do not have all the rights that men have.
When Covid-19 began getting serious and countries were going into lockdown, TikTok gained popularity.
Last month, an Egyptian court sentenced a belly dancer, Sama al-Masry to three years for “debauchery” (excessively indulging in sex) on social media. This was after she posted a video of herself dancing on TikTok.
At the moment Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham, and three other women, who have not been identified publically, were found guilty of being indecent on social media.
Haneen Hossam was arrested in April because of a video she posted of herself explain how girls can make money online by selling sex.
Mowada al-Adham was arrested for posting satirical videos.
The three other women were arrested for helping these two women manage their social media accounts.
A women’s rights lawyer, Intissar AI-Saeed, stated that it is shocking but expected.