Egyptian actress could face up to five years in prison after wearing a see-through dress

An Egyptian actress could face five years in jail after appearing on the red carpet wearing a see-through dress that showed off her legs. 

Rania Youssef attended the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo on Thursday wearing a black leotard with a transparent over-dress embellished with a sequined criss-cross pattern and a bow belt. 

Youssef, who is in her 30s, has now been charged with public obscenity and is set to stand trial on January 12 following a complaint by a group of lawyers to the chief prosecutor.

Rania Youssef, who attended the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo on Thursday, has been charged with public obscenity 

Rania Youssef, who attended the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo on Thursday, has been charged with public obscenity 

Rania Youssef, who attended the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo on Thursday, has been charged with public obscenity 

Youssef wore a a black leotard with a transparent over-dress embellished with a sequined criss-cross pattern

Youssef wore a a black leotard with a transparent over-dress embellished with a sequined criss-cross pattern

Youssef wore a a black leotard with a transparent over-dress embellished with a sequined criss-cross pattern

The actress could five up to five years in prison if she is convicted.

Egypt, which has a population of 100 million, is a conservative country with a Muslim majority.

The Arab country has retained some secularism despite decades of growing religious conservatism. 

This comes after an Egyptian novelist was convicted on charge of obscenity in 2016 for referencing sex and drugs in his book.

Youssef (pictured left) receives the best actress award from Egyptian Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab for her role in the film 'One who's True'

Youssef (pictured left) receives the best actress award from Egyptian Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab for her role in the film 'One who's True'

Youssef (pictured left) receives the best actress award from Egyptian Minister of Culture Mohamed Saber Arab for her role in the film ‘One who’s True’

Youssef, who is in her 30's, is set to stand trial on January 12 following a complaint by a group of lawyers to the chief prosecutor

Youssef, who is in her 30's, is set to stand trial on January 12 following a complaint by a group of lawyers to the chief prosecutor

Youssef, who is in her 30’s, is set to stand trial on January 12 following a complaint by a group of lawyers to the chief prosecutor

The actress could five up to five years in prison if she is convicted of public obscenity

The actress could five up to five years in prison if she is convicted of public obscenity

The actress could five up to five years in prison if she is convicted of public obscenity

He was sentenced to two years in prison, sparking outrage amongst human rights activists.

He was soon released after 120 prominent writers and artists, including Woody Allen, signed a letter demanding his release. His sentence was suspended following an appeal to a Cairo court.  

Youssef acting in a film. The actress faces imprisonment in a country which has a Muslim majority

Youssef acting in a film. The actress faces imprisonment in a country which has a Muslim majority

Youssef acting in a film. The actress faces imprisonment in a country which has a Muslim majority

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