An Egyptian actress named Rania Youssef faces up to five years jail terms for wearing a transparent dress. Rania will face trial next month. She is accused of promoting immorality after attending the Cairo Film Festival in a see-through dress as reported state-owned online newspaper Al-Ahram Gate.
Rania will face the trial in January next year in Cairo. The action against her was taken after the authorities received a number of complaints about her attire, accusing her of inciting immorality and promoting vice.
Rania Youssef sparked the controversy at the closing ceremony of the festival in country’s capital Cairo. At an event, the actress appeared in a black see-through dress, what some commentators described as a swimsuit beneath it. Rania Youssef, who could face up to five years in jail if found guilty, apologised and said she wouldn’t have worn it if she’d known it would cause such controversy.