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A TikTok influencer has posted an emotional video after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for 'human trafficking'.
Haneen Hossam, from Egypt, was given the sentence at a court in Cairo after she shared posts online telling women to sign up to a short video platform called Likee, where they could earn money from sharing content.
Authorities in Egypt claim the video platform encourages women to sell sex online.
Hossam, 20, was also fined 200,000 Egyptian pounds (£9,170 / $13,000).
Hosaam was charged, alongside Mowada al-Adham, 23, for 'corrupting family values, inciting debauchery and encouraging young women to practice sexual relations', with al-Adham receiving a six-year sentence.
Prosecutors accused the TikTok dancers of using their social media accounts to recruit young women onto the video-sharing platforms as well as posting inappropriate material.
Following the sentencing, an emotional Hossam shared a video to Instagram in which she said: "Ten years!
"I didn't do anything immoral to deserve all this. I was jailed for ten months and didn't say a word after I was released. Why do you want to jail me again?"
Lawyers working on behalf of Hossam say she will appeal the sentence.
Lawyer Hani Sameh told the Thomson Reuters Foundation: "We will demand restoration of the case proceedings because there are contradictions between the verdict and the merits on which the court's decision is based.
"We hope that she can get a reduced jail sentence or an acquittal."
Hossam was one of five Egyptian influencers who were given two years sentences in July last year on a similar charge of 'promoting immortality'.
Alongside al-Adham and Hossam, three men were charged with helping the two women.
In a clip she shared shortly before her arrest, Hossam told her 900,000 followers: "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."
Both debauchery sentences were overturned earlier this year and Hossam was released in February on the human trafficking charge while al-Adham remained in detention.
The arrests and convictions have been slammed by women's rights activists, who say the country allows much worse to go unchecked online.
Entessar el-Saeed, a women's rights activist, said: "We can see other videos and posts on social media by men justifying marital rape but with no reaction against them."
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