Egyptian blogger held for alleged child exploitation
Police in Egypt have arrested a blogger on charges of child exploitation after she claimed on social media that her son and daughter were involved in “indecent sexual acts” with each other.
Local media reported that the mother is suspected of making the claim to draw more viewers to her blogs.
In a statement, the public prosecutor’s office said it had ordered her arrest pending investigations over allegations that she had “defamed” her children and exposed them to danger.
The video had triggered a backlash from social media users who’d demanded the blogger’s arrest.