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Egypt arrests TikTokers over satirical videos on high food prices

The three real estate guards' TikTok channel published two satirical videos about rising inflation rates, amid official concerns about public unrest over deteriorating economic conditions.
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Three online content creators were arrested April 22 in Egypt for publishing satirical videos on Tik Tok about high food prices, sparking widespread controversy on social media.

Islam Salama, the lawyer for the three men known as the “Zorafaa el-Ghalaba” (Poor People’s Funny Band), told Al-Manassa website on April 28 that his clients were charged with spreading false news after they published satirical clips about the high food prices. The prosecution ordered their imprisonment for 15 days pending investigations, and they were transferred to Abu Zaabal prison in Cairo, he added.

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