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Authorities renew detention of 2 Egyptian vloggers

Egyptian authorities on Sunday renewed the detention of vloggers Mohamed Hossam and Basma Samir for 14 days pending investigations over charges of publishing false news that disrupts national security and being part of a terrorist group.

Security services monitored a video of each of them spreading misinformation with the aim of disturbing security and harming public interests, as well as joining a terrorist group.

Hossam (AKA Bessa), 30, has a Bachelor of Education, and Samir (AKA Warda, and Miss Slums), 25, is a student.

Warda was presenting content on social media about skin and makeup, and was not famous at the time.

She appeared in a video with Hossam while she was wearing a black Abaya.

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