Niqab, muzzle, and imprisonment for 3 years. Know the details of the Sama Al-Masri case

10:21 PM

Saturday 27 June 2020

I wrote – Manal Al-Jayoushi:

Today, Saturday, the First Chamber of the Economic Court ruled that Sama Al-Masry be punished for 3 years and fined 300 thousand pounds for incitement to debauchery.

Arrest her

Last April, the Public Prosecution Office ordered the arrest, on Friday, April 24, 2020, of Samia Ahmed Attia, famously Bisma Al-Masry, for incitement to immorality and immorality.

Lock her up

The Public Prosecution issued a decision to imprison Al-Masry for a period of 4 days pending the investigation, and the opposition judge renewed it for 15 days. After that, the May 2 session was decided to start the first trial session headed by Chancellor Rami Abbas.

Economic Court

Sama Al-Masry was referred to the Economic Court, not misdemeanors, and this came because she made the accusations against her through social networking websites and was referred to trial in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 175 of 2018 regarding combating information technology crimes.


“Sama” faced a number of charges, namely incitement to immorality and immorality, through the use of social media, by publishing pictures and videos of moderation of modesty, incitement to publish and broadcast indecent clips of modesty, assaulting the values ​​and traditions of the Egyptian family, establishing, managing and using those sites and accounts on the network Informatics with the aim of committing the mentioned crimes.

Sama is defending herself

Sama Al-Masry defended herself, and asserted that she had already filmed and broadcast those videos on her accounts via social media, but she did not mean to her the accusations of inciting immorality or calling for outrage.

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She said she wears a “swimsuit” as many women do, “she means a high jet” – she said.


In the session before her trial, Sama Al-Masry entered the court wearing the veil, and the judge asked her to lift the veil, and at the trial session she appeared wearing a muzzle.


The First Chamber of the Cairo Economic Misdemeanor Court, headed by Counselor Ramy Mansour, today, Saturday, 27 June, punished Sama El-Masry with 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 300,000 pounds, for accusing her of incitement to debauchery and debauchery. Once the verdict was pronounced, “Sama” entered a crying fit.

On his part, Ashraf Nagy, Sama Al-Masry’s lawyer, lodged an appeal against the ruling. The Economic Court decided the next July 7 hearing.

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