Wednesday 30 September 2020
Books – Mahmoud Al-Saeed:
Today, Wednesday, the Economic Court ruled the imprisonment of the two defendants, Sherifa Rifaat, better known as “Sherry Hanim,” and her daughter Zumoroda, on charges of practicing prostitution for 6 years each, and a fine of 100,000 pounds, and placing them under 3 years of police surveillance.
The prosecution attributed to the two defendants the assault on family principles and values in Egyptian society, and their violation of the sanctity of private life, publishing them for the purpose of distribution and displaying pictures and video clips offensive to public modesty, and their declaration of a call that includes temptation to prostitution and draws attention to it, and the habit of one of them practicing prostitution and inciting the other to it and assisting and facilitating it. And their creation, management, and use of computer accounts for the purpose of committing these crimes.
The Public Prosecution saw the clips that we saw on the aforementioned sites, and questioned them, so one of them admitted that they had created a channel on one of the communication sites to profit from it by publishing clips that had titles containing sexual insinuations and profanity. To raise her viewership rates and thus profit from her, while the other acknowledged her habit of practicing prostitution using social networking sites, and exploiting the fame she achieved through them.
When the Public Prosecution examined cell phones, it found many conversations and sexual messages, and asked some for cash transfers to engage in prostitution, and the Public Prosecution office also advised the accused to instruct the accused of the bank transfers she received through one of the websites on the information network.