Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

2018-07-08 16:16
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An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians.

Saturday's ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh, reported by state-run Al-Ahram news agency, can be appealed.

In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she was sexually harassed. She calls Egyptians the "dirtiest people" and Egypt "the country of pimps ... of beggars."

She later posted an apology video, saying "I definitely didn't mean to offend all Egyptians."

Al-Ahram's reports says she was charged with "deliberately broadcasting false rumors which aim to undermine society and attack religions."

She was arrested in May before departing from Cairo Airport.

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