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Egyptian actor faces trial for wearing see-through dress

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An Egyptian is facing criminal charges for wearing a see-through dress at a event.

While recently attending the Cairo International Film Festival, wore a black dress that revealed her legs, for which she received extensive backlash on and otherwise.

According to Deadline, the 45-year-old is now set to go on trial on January 12 after a group of lawyers complained about her dress to the Egypt's She could reportedly face a possible five-year jail term if convicted.

Youssef took to late Saturday to clarify her stance and said she "probably miscalculated" when she chose to wear the dress. "It was the first time that I wore it and I did not realise it would spark so much anger," she wrote, adding, "I reaffirm my commitment to the values upon which we were raised in Egyptian society."

Earlier this year, one of the country's most famous singers, Sherine Abdel-Wahab, was sentenced to six months in prison in February for joking about the cleanliness of the However, she was acquitted on appeal in May. According to various reports, celebrities in are being targeted under the authoritarian rule of

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 12:50 IST
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