Sunday 20 June 2021
Books – Saber Al-Mahlawi:
Today, Sunday, the Cairo Criminal Court, held in the Fifth Settlement, sentenced Haneen Hosam to 10 years in prison in absentia, and sentenced Mawaddah Al-Adham and 3 others to 6 years in prison, and a fine of 200,000 pounds for all those accused of human trafficking.
The referral order issued by the North Cairo Public Prosecution in Case No. 4917 of 2020 Coastal Felonies revealed the details of the accusations against the two accused, Haneen Hosam and Mawaddah Al-Adham and 3 others.
According to the referral order, the Public Prosecution accused Haneen Hosam of human trafficking by dealing with natural persons, namely the victims, the two girls “MS” and “H. W.”, who are under the age of 18, and others by using them under the pretext of providing them with job opportunities under the guise of Their work as announcers through one of the electronic applications for social networking, “Like application”, carries with it in a hidden way calls to incite immorality and temptation to prostitution, by inviting them “on a group called Like the Pyramid” that she created on her phone to meet with young people through video chats and establish friendships during a period of time. Home isolation, which is sweeping the world due to the Corona epidemic, with the intention of obtaining a material benefit.
The investigations added that the accused exploited the two mentioned girls commercially, by inciting and facilitating them to join one of the electronic applications through which she earns a return for joining the children and creating videos for them.
As for the accused, Mawaddah Al-Adham, she used the girl “H.S” and her fame was “Sandy, and the child” Y. M”, who are under the age of 18, filmed videos that accompanied her and posted them on her accounts on social media, taking advantage of their weakness and lack of awareness to obtain a profit from them.
And affectionately Al-Adham commercially exploited both of the two victim children whose names are mentioned in the previous paragraph, by instigating and facilitating them to film videos that accompanied her and publish them on her accounts on social media to benefit financially from the high number of her followers, and published video clips of the child “Sandy” and the second child. On social networking sites and decorated them with behaviors contrary to the values of society and would encourage them to deviate.
The information network was also used to incite children to deviate and carry out illegal and immoral acts, and endangered the security and safety of 3 children by filming video clips of them and publishing them on the Internet and exploiting them commercially by earning money from them.
The prosecution assigned the other 3 defendants, to agree to jointly and assist the first defendant, Haneen Hosam, in committing the crime under the first and second accusations, by agreeing with her to commit it and helping her by granting her the membership of the social networking application “Like” and enabling her to create her own group to invite girls to participate in the application The crime occurred.