Haneen Hossam and Mawada Eladhm were charged with “violating family values and principles by establishing and operating online accounts to commit this crime”.
In July 2020, they were sentenced to two years in prison and each fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds (about 19,000 US dollars).
Ahram Online said that they and three other people suspected of the case have now been acquitted.
Mawada Eladhm, in her early 20s, has 3.1 million followers on TikTok and 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and has gained fame for publishing lip-sync and dance videos.
Archaeology student Haneen Hossam has 1.2 million followers on TikTok and was arrested a few days after she posted a video encouraging women to post real-time videos and talk to strangers through the short video sharing platform Likee.
She denied the allegations and said her video was deleted in context.
Hossam’s lawyer, Mahmmed Sammer, told local media Youm7 that her mother had fainted due to the news of her acquittal, while Hossam and Eladhm both cheered.
According to Youm7, Eradem’s father, Fathy Rashad, told reporters in court that his daughter “has been crushed by oppression and grief” and needs psychological treatment.
The other three defendants were accused of helping one of the girls escape arrest, concealing criminal evidence and publishing materials to influence public opinion on the case. One of them was also accused of possessing illegal software to promote social media activities.
The report was provided by Mohammed Tawfeeq in Atlanta.