It’s amazing how a major Human Rights group continues to  accuse Israel of violating basic human rights.

Yet this story is not even worth reporting….

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef has found herself facing major jail time over the outfit she wore at a film festival in Cairo last week. The piece comprises of black leotard covered by a transparent overdress with criss-cross detailing and a large bow belt.

According to Sky News, a group of lawyers filed a complaint with the chief prosecutor, charging the actress with public obscenity as her dress.

As one of the lawyers told AFP, Youssef’s appearance “did not meet societal values, traditions and morals and therefore undermined the reputation of the festival and the reputation of Egyptian women in particular”.

Youssef’s trial is scheduled to take place on January 12, with the actress possibly facing a jail sentence of up to five years if she is convicted.

Ibrahim Halawa
Ibrahim Halawa

Prison in Egypt is not like the prisons in Israel whom are treated like human beings.

Here is how Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish Egyptian citizen visiting Egypt who was arrested during a peaceful demonstration in 2013.

Each time you are transferred to a new prison, there is something called “the party”. They show you who’s boss. In most cases it’s beatings, but in one, we were stripped, told to lie down facing the ground with our arms behind our back, and they started to jump on our backs, from one prisoner to the next.

It’s normal to be cursed, stripped naked, beaten with a bar, or put in solitary confinement or the “tank” (a pitch-black 3.5m x 5.5m cell). They might also torture another prisoner in front of you. Of course you never forget. Ever.

After a prison “inspection”, you might go back to your cell and find things missing. If your family visits and you get something from them that the guards like, you may as well forget it.

By the way not a mention of this story either… Well done on selecting what fits your agenda.