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Woman jailed for inflammatory video

Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Egypt

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians. A report on the News24 site notes that the ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh can be appealed. In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she was sexually harassed. She called Egyptians ‘dirty pimps and beggars’. She was charged with ‘deliberately broadcasting false rumours which aim to undermine society and attack religions’.

Full report on the News24 site