Egyptian Actress To Stand Trial For Wearing Revealing Dress
An Egyptian actress is facing trial charged with public obscenity after she attended a Cairo film festival in a see-through embroidered gauze dress that revealed all of her legs.
Rania Youssef's trial, which is scheduled to begin on January 12, follows a complaint to the chief prosecutor by a group of lawyers.
Egypt is a mostly conservative country with a Muslim majority.
The Arab country of 100 million people has retained vestiges of secularism despite decades of growing religious conservatism.
Youssef faces up to five years in prison if convicted.