Video: 'I am dying', Egypt female TikTok star Haneen Hossam tells the president

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 23, 2021, 01:21 PM(IST)

Tik Tok influencer Haneen Hossam Photograph:( Twitter )

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Hossam was sentenced to ten years in prison in her absence because she failed to appear in court.

In Egypt, a female TikTok star was sentenced to ten years in prison for human trafficking.

Haneen Hossam, 20, made a video in which she begged for mercy, claiming she had never done anything wrong.

The decision came five months after a different court overturned Hossam's prison sentence for "violating family values" using TikTok videos. 

Hossam was sentenced in her absence because she failed to appear in court.

Hossam posted a video on her social media accounts the day following the judgement, pleading with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi to re-verify her case. 

She was screaming and crying, pleading with the President to help her.“Your daughter is dying, Mr President. Your daughter is dying, I swear to God. I kept my calm so that I could speak and request the president's and people's assistance. “What should I do?” said Hossam.
 

“I was wronged, and I did not do anything. I am literally dying. Save me. My mother is about to have a stroke after the ruling," she added.

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