Trial of Egyptian actress Rania Youssef for 'inciting debauchery' after wearing 'revealing' dress 12 Jan

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Dec 2018

Rania Youssef
Egyptian Actress Rania Youssef at the Closing Ceremony of the Cairo Film Festival (Photo:Al-Ahram)

A cairo misdeamenour court has set 12 January to start the trial of well known Egyptian actress Rania Youssef on accusations of committing acts that incite debauchery and lechery.

Three lawyers filed a complaint with the prosecution against Youssef, 45, accusing her of committing an obscene act in public, incitinting debauchery, lechery; temptation; and spreading vice in ways that violate established norms in Egyptian society, after she wore a  “revealing dress” to the closing ceremony of the Cairo International Film festival last week.

Youssef was harshly criticized by many social media users for wearing the see-through black dress which revealed the entirety of her legs at the festival.

She is known for her role in a number of Egyptian TV series, including Haj Metwally, Ahl Cairo, and more recently Kaeno Embareh.

On the big screen, Youssef starred in Zahaimer (2010), An Ant's Cry (2011) and A Complete One (2011).

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