Egyptian Actress Rania Youssef Facing Five Years In Prison For Wearing Dress That Showed Off Too Much Skin

A red carpet event

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef may be headed to prison for the next five years, all thanks to a controversial wardrobe decision.

The actress is set to go on trial next month after being charged with public obscenity for a skin-baring dress she wore to a film festival in Cairo. As the New York Post reported, the actress wore a sheer dress that showed off the entirety of her bare legs, and the outfit apparently ran afoul of the country’s strict laws regarding public appearances for women.

As the report noted, Egypt has recently moved toward a more secular society but still has deep ties to the Muslim fundamentalism that ruled the country for decades.

“Youssef’s case serves as a reminder that Islamic fundamentalism continues to have a voice five years after an Islamist president was ousted by the military amid mass protests against his rule,” the report noted.

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by – inquisitr.com