Haneen Hossam Wiki – Haneen Hossam Bio
Haneen Hossam is an Egyptian female TikTok she and Mowada al-Adham have been given 16 years of jail time to encourage women to use the social media platform to earn money.
They were convicted of “human trafficking” charges and slapped with £9,100 fines each by a Cairo judge.
She is 20 years old.
Haneen Hossam Jailed
Mowada received a six-year sentence, and Haneen was handed ten after going into hiding.
Both were accused of “using girls in acts contrary to the principles and values of Egyptian society to gain material benefits” by encouraging them to share content on TikTok for a living.
Other charges the pair were given include “corrupting family values,” “inciting debauchery,” and “encouraging young women to practice sexual relations,” Mowada’s lawyer Saber Sokka said.
Last year, the two social media stars were arrested and sentenced to two years in jail for “attacking society’s values” in videos posted in their TikTok accounts.
In January, an appeals court acquitted the duo, kick-starting a charged debate about the country’s deeply religious values.
The jailings are part of a worrying trend in Egypt to remove provocative content from social media channels that contradict traditional Muslim morals.
Several belly dancers and pop singers have been targeted in recent years.
Human Rights groups say freedoms are being curbed under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who seized power in the military in 2014.
The women can appeal their decisions.
Haneen allegedly offered women aged over 18 years the chance to work from home and earn around £2,025 to £2,430 for making live videos and talking to strangers.
She added: “You will be able to form friendships with people in a respectable way.”
The model was even threatened with expulsion from Cairo University, where she studied for a degree in archaeology.
Before her arrest, Haneen released a video defending her post and rejected claims she called for “debauchery.”
The influencer added: “There are famous actors that use TikTok. Does this mean they work in prostitution?”
Egyptian feminist Ghadeer Ahmed was one of the few high-profile people to defend Haneen and claimed that she had been the target of numerous bullying campaigns by the authorities.