Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years in prison over "insulting" video
(MENAFN) A Lebanese woman was jailed for eight years in Egypt on Saturday for "harming" its people, a judicial source said, after she claimed in a video to have been sexually assaulted.
State-run news agency Ahram reported that Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed an 11-year sentence and a fine after she was convicted of "deliberately broadcasting false rumours which aim to undermine society and attack religions." But her sentence was immediately reduced to eight years.
Under Egyptian law, "defaming and insulting the Egyptian people" is a crime.
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."
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