Hossam was absent from the sentencing session, while ElAdam attended amid tight security in the absence of the defendants’ lawyer. Both TikTokers were accused of human trafficking charges, by exploiting children in their videos via Instagram and TikTok.
At the beginning of the incident, the Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawy had referred both bloggers to the criminal trial, and the Public Prosecution had charged them with human trafficking charges.
According to reports, the investigations of the security and judicial services revealed that ElAdhm had trafficked people by using children under the age of 18, through two video clips published on her accounts on social media, taking advantage of their weakness and lack of realization that she had obtained a profit from behind them.
Investigations also confirmed that Hossam profited and trafficked in people through the “TikTok” application, and that she used children in videos to make a profit.
About a year and a half ago, the security services in Cairo and Giza were able to arrest both TikTokers in different places in Cairo and Giza, against the background of incitement to immorality and human trafficking by publishing videos via TikTok that damages the customs and traditions of the Egyptian society, and they were referred to the Public Prosecution, which began investigations.