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Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults…

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults…

Mazbouh was arrested last month at Cairo International Airport when she tried to leave Egypt. In that video she described Egypt as a "son of a bitch country" haven completed her stay in Egypt. Tens of thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, journalists, liberals and other dissidents have been arrested under... She said she faced verbal harassment, launching a scathing attack at the bank's employees, which then prompted the bank to file a lawsuit against her. In her viral video clip, Mazbouh complained about sexual harassment she experienced from young men in the streets as well as from taxi drivers.

The allegations drew a strong reaction online, with some Egyptians calling for Ms Mazbouh's arrest and lodging a complaint against her.

She was charged with "deliberately broadcasting false rumors which aim to undermine society and attack religions".

A lawyer for Mazbouh lodged an appeal against the verdict and a hearing will be held on July 29, an official in the prosecutor's office said.

Emad Kamal, Mazbouh's lawyer, has expressed that "with all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling". In addition to the prison term, the woman was sentenced to another fine will have to pay about $ 600. "It is in the context of the law, but the court was applying the maximum penalty", Kamal said, according to Reuters.




Egyptian rights activists say they are facing the worst crackdown in their history under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, accusing him of erasing freedoms won in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

In it, she claims that her initial video was not meant to be viewed by the public.

Mazboh later posted another video apologizing to "respectable Egyptians" for her remarks.

"I love all Egyptians and I love this country, that's why I visited it a couple of times and I keep coming back", Al-Mazbouh concluded.