Actress Rania Youssef, faces five years imprisonment for wearing revealing dress
Rania Youssef, an Egyptian actress will be facing trial next month, charged with public obscenity.
Rania was seen wearing a see-through embroidered gauze dress that revealed the entirety of her legs to the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo
Rania Youssef’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 12, follows a complaint to the chief prosecutor by a group of lawyers against the actress.
Egypt is a mostly conservative country with a Muslim majority.
The Arab country of 100 million people has retained vestiges of secularism despite decades of growing religious conservatism, but Youssef’s case serves as a reminder that Islamic fundamentalism still pervades society five years after an Islamist president was ousted by the military.
Youssef faces up to five years in prison if convicted.