Egypt court upholds 6-year jail term against TikTok influencer Mawada Eladhm

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 11 Feb 2023

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Saturday a six-year jail term and a fine of EGP 200,000 against TikTok influencer Mawada Eladhm and six others on human trafficking-related convictions.

TikTok influencer Mawada Eladhm


The court rejected an appeal by Eladham against the sentence, which was issued in June 2021 by a first-degree court.

The well-known TikToker was arrested in March 2020 and charged in June of the same year before a criminal court.

The prosecution accused Eladham of "human trafficking and commercially exploiting two children by posting video clip of them on social media."

In January, Eladham, alongside another well-known TikToker influencer, Haneen Hossam, was acquitted by a Cairo appeals court on charges of violating family values and principles.

Eladham, who had 3.1 million followers on TikTok and 1.6 million followers on Instagram, gained fame for posting lip syncing and dance videos.

Egyptian authorities have recently arrested numerous female TikTok users known for controversial content that authorities describe as “violating family values and principles.”

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