An Egyptian court has sentenced Mona el-Mazbouh, a Lebanese woman, to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online.
She was charged with “deliberately broadcasting false rumours which aim to undermine society and attack religions.”
The sentence comes after she posted a 10-minute video in which she used profanities to describe her holiday in Cairo where she says she was sexually harassed.
She calls Egyptians the “dirtiest people” and Egypt “the country of pimps … of beggars.”
El-Mazbouh later posted an apology video, saying “I definitely didn’t mean to offend all Egyptians.”
The video was made and posted while she was traveling in Egypt and she was arrested in May prior to leaving Cairo.