Egyptian actress Rania Youssef has been charged with "public obscenity" and risks five years imprisonment. Ms Youssef is accused of not showing respect for traditional Egyptian values and norms with a dress she wore at the closing ceremony at the Cairo Film Festival and turned.
On Thursday, November 29, 44-year-old actress Rania Youssef appeared at the closing ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt in a lacy, black, see-through outfit.
That was not to the liking of many of her countrymen and she was subsequently charged by two lawyers, Samir Sabri and Amro Abdelsalam, for "inciting" indecent behavior. If she is found guilty, she risks a prison sentence of up to five years. The case will be handled in January 2019.
Mr Sabri, one of the lawyers known to charge celebrities, said her appearance "does not correspond to social values, tradition and morality" and that in this way Ms Youssef undermined "the reputation of the festival and of Egyptian women in particular."
The syndicate for Egyptian actors and actresses also shares this opinion without mentioning Ms Youssef by name. They reiterate Sabri's point of view and add that it also undermines the union responsible for the behavior of its members.
Ms Youssef, a member of the union, apologized on Twitter to the many people she insulted with her appearance. "I have misjudged my choice of clothing. It was the first time I wore this dress and I did not realize how much anger I would provoke," she said. "I hereby confirm that I am faithful to the Egyptian values I grew up with," she added.
Last year, an Egyptian pop singer was sentenced to two years imprisonment for appearing in a video that was seen as provocative.
Follow me on Codias!
Follow me on Twitter!
Follow me on Gab!
Be Sure To Share Our Articles!
The Goldwater Proudly Supports 8ch.net