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Egyptian Actress Rania Youssef faces jail time after wearing 'revealing' dress at film festival

NEW DELHI:  Rania Youssef an Egyptian actress is to face trial for appearing at a film festival wearing a revealing dress that showed her legs. Her appearance at the event on Thursday caused instant debate on social media.

A court in Cairo has fixed Jan 12 as the date for the first hearing of the trial of a popular Egyptian actress on charges of public obscenity. She could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty. Egypt is a mostly conservative country with a Muslim majority.

The 44-year-old appeared at Cairo Film Festival on Thursday wearing a black leotard covered by a see-through overdress with criss-cross detailing and a large bow belt. The dress Youssef wore at the closing session of the 40th edition of the Cairo Film Festival on Thursday night sparked widespread criticism and caused instant debate on social media.

This article was first published on http://www.wakeuppost.com.

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