Egypt arrests young women who posted clips on TikTok

Authorities charge two stars of the platform and one woman who said she had been raped

Young Egyptian TikTok stars have become the latest target of state authorities, who accuse them of spreading “immorality” in society.

Since President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi came to power in 2014, hundreds of journalists, activists, lawyers and intellectuals have been arrested and many websites blocked in the name of state security.

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