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Rania Youssef, an Egyptian performing artist who wore a noteworthy dress to the Cairo Film Festival is to go on preliminary on charges of “inducing depravity”.
Youssef showed up in a fancy, dark, transparent outfit that uncovered the greater part of her legs, shocking numerous Egyptians, however some said she ought to have the capacity to wear what she needed. She could be imprisoned for up to five years whenever found liable, a legal source told AFP.
The 44-year-old said she would not have worn the dress in the event that she had realized it would cause such discussion. The charges were brought by two legal advisors Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabri, who are known for indicting big names.
Youssef’s appearance “did not meet societal qualities, conventions and ethics and in this manner undermined the notoriety of the celebration and the notoriety of Egyptian ladies specifically”, Mr Sabri told AFP.
The Egyptian Actors’ Syndicate additionally reprimanded the “presence of a portion of the visitors”, which it said “undermined the celebration and the association”. In an online networking post, the performer said she had “presumably misinterpreted” in wearing the dress. “It was the first occasion when that I wore it and I didn’t understand it would start so much annoyance. I reaffirm my responsibility to the qualities whereupon we were brought up in Egyptian culture,” she said.