The Child Juvenile Court in Egypt upheld the sentence for Nancy Ayman, who is known on social media as Mocha Hijazi – on the grounds that her charges pertained to gross indecency.
Her TikTok Videos were ruled as “obscene”.
Her sentence came amid an ongoing crackdown on social media content deemed immoral in Egypt
Nancy, 16, was jailed by the Child Appeals Court in Giza, on the west bank of the River Nile, and her photographer, identified only as Moaz M., was jailed for three years and fined 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($5,300).
Moaz was accused of exploiting the girl by making her shoot and publish video clips in revealing clothing with the aim of making money.
It is currently unclear if the photographer has appealed his sentence.
See her TikTok Account HERE
This is not the first time this has happened in Egypt.
In 2021, Young women ‘influencers’ from poor backgrounds were being jailed in Egypt for posting videos on TikTok.
In February 2021, Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old Egyptian woman who celebrated her release from prison by dancing in a video was unfortunately jailed six months later, for 10 years. Two other young women were also jailed for two years and fined for “creating videos that incite immortality”