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Police arrest Egyptian influencer Hadeer Abdel-Razek over ‘immoral’ content

Egyptian security services arrested influencer Hadeer Abdel-Razek inside her apartment within Cairo and seized her phone in preparation for presenting it to the Public Prosecution, alongside taking the necessary legal measures against her.

Abdel-Razek has sparked controversy on various social media sites, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram due to the ‘indecent’ and ‘immoral’ content of her videos.


Summary of Abdel-Razek’s career and controversies

  • Abdel-Razek was born in 1998 to Egyptian parents. She identifies herself on her Facebook page as a social activist, divorced, and with no children.
  • She married a man in his fifties who ran a nightclub, separated from him, and appeared in a video disparaging him for allegedly allowing his first wife to assault her and interfere in her affairs.
  • Posted controversial videos until a lawyer pursued her with a report to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. After she apologized for the content, thee lawyer dropped the lawsuit.
  • She disappeared for a while, and returned again to publish her videos on social media sites to spark controversy – this time landing her in trouble with the police.
  • Abdel-Razek publishes videos in which she talks about beauty products, methods of applying makeup, the latest fashion trends, and gives advice to women, and has 1.2 million followers on TikTok.
  • She promotes “indecent” content such as lingerie.
  • Abdel-Razek sparked controversy over her relationship with a man named Hamdi Ashour, who is younger than her, and was shown appearing with him in bridal clothes.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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