Authorities in Egypt have maintained a one-year prison term for a 16-year-old girl whose TikTok dancing videos were deemed vulgar.
Her imprisonment came as part of the country’s growing crackdown on immoral social media material.
According to local media, the Child Juvenile Court in Egypt upheld Nancy Ayman’s sentence on Tuesday, May 31, on the basis that her allegations related to gross indecency.
Her lawyer, Mina Nagy, had filed an appeal, but the court affirmed the one-year sentence.
Nancy, 16, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($5,300) by the Child Appeals Court in Giza, on the Nile’s west bank. Her photographer, Moaz M., was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($5,300).
Moaz was accused of taking advantage of the girl by forcing her to record and upload video footage in exposing attire in order to make money.
It is presently unknown whether the photographer has filed an appeal against his sentence.