17.05 2020 12:47h

Popular Egyptian Influencer has been arrested for 'violating family values'

The influencer has over 1 million followers on Instagram and 3 million on TikTok
Mawada Eladhm, Egyptian Influencer, Social Media Influencer
via Instagram

Popular Egyptian Influencer Mawada Eladhm was arrested on Thursday 14th May over charges of promoting immorality.

According to Egypt Independent, she was accused of establishing and managing accounts on social media that aim to promote acts which violate the “family principles and values of Egyptian society”.

With over 1 million followers on Instagram and 3.1 million on TikTok, Mawada's content is typical of international content creators- funny videos, selfies and outfit posts.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on female social media influencers for alleged "debauchery" in recent months.

In April, another Egyptian Influencer Haneen Hossam was arrested for 'debauchery' as well after she shared a video on her social media platforms encouraging youngsters to earn money through online content.

On Thursday, Eladhm was arrested while still in a car, and a mobile phone and a laptop which she had in her possession were all seized. The phone reportedly had no SIM card and was connected to a wireless device which was connected to the internet. 

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