Social Media Influencer Jailed in Egypt for Belly Dancing

Belly dancer Sama el-Masry is a high-profile social media personality in Egypt. She was sentenced to three years in prison, and was fined approximately $18,500 in Egyptian currency for "inciting misery and immorality" with her social media postings. El-Masry was arrested in April during an investigation into videos and photos on social media, including the popular video-sharing platform TikTok, which the public prosecutor's office described as sexually explicit. The Cairo Economic Court said on Saturday that her posts violated family principles and values ​​in Egypt, and that she has created and managed sites and accounts on social media for the purpose of "immorality."



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