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Monday, 21 June 2021

Five NGOs off the travel ban list + TikTokers handed heavy jail terms

Egypt has taken five NGOs off its travel ban list after a court acquitted them yesterday of receiving illicit foreign funding, bringing the total number of acquitted organizations to 63. Separate verdicts have been issued in the 2011 NGOs case that involved more than 160 organizations, the latest of which were against 18 NGOs but were dropped last month due to insufficient evidence.

Two female TikTok influencers were yesterday handed six- and 10-year jail sentences after being found guilty of inciting debauchery and human trafficking by the Cairo Criminal Court. The women were also handed fines of EGP 10k each.

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