Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years for insulting Egyptians on Facebook

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years for insulting Egyptians on Facebook

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years for insulting Egyptians on Facebook

An Egyptian court sentenced a Lebanese woman to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, and set July 29 as the date for her appeal, state media reported.

Reuters reports that Mona el-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport after her 10-minute video calling Egypt a "son of a b-- country" went viral.

In a similar incident, former actor and model (and Egyptian woman) Amal Fathy was detained last month after she posted a video on social media criticising the government for failing to protect woman from sexual harassment.

The attorney-general chose to refer the accused al-Mazbouh to an urgent criminal trial for deliberately broadcasting rumors that would harm the community; this is in addition to her producing content considered a disgrace to public modesty through her Facebook page.

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In an official statement, the general prosecution said it charged Mona Al-Mazbouh with "producing and broadcasting content which is indecent through her personal profile on Facebook".

Of course, God willing, the verdict will change.

The defendant attended the hearing on Saturday accompanied by her lawyer, who said that his client suffers from neurological and psychological disorders, such as depression, as a result of a brain disease at the age of 12.

Emad Kamal, Mazbouh's lawyer, has expressed that "with all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling". "It is in the context of the law, but the court was applying the maximum penalty", Kamal said, Al Jazeera reported. She was also forced to pay a fine of around $600.

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Being harassed in Egypt triggered an emotional imbalance and a nervous breakdown which led to the insolent video, her father explained.

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

The prosecutor referred Madbouh to an expedited trial over the video.

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