Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

Lebanese tourist sentenced to eight years in prison for Facebook post against Egypt

Egypt's court sentences Lebanese tourist to 8 years in jail for insulting Egyptians in viral video - Politics - Egypt

On July 29, an appeals court will hear the case, which represents one more chance for el-Mazboh to get a reduced sentence.

'God willing, the verdict will change. 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", he said.

He also said that he hopes that the Egyptian authorities would look beyond his daughter's mistake given her young age and naivety.

He presented to the court documents and a Lebanese magazine, where an ad was published to raise funds for Mazbouh to undergo a brain operation, and pointed out that his client cannot control her emotions as a result of these neurological disorders.

Lebanese social media users have called on their government to petition Egyptian authorities to release a tourist jailed for "insulting" Egyptians in an online video.

In her video she also ranted at the personal qualities of Egyptian people, saying that the men were conmen and thieves and that the women were prostitutes. She also expressed her disgust at the standards of Egyptian restaurants, and insulted President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying the country "deserved what its president was doing to it". But if the appeals court upholds the original sentence, the Lebanese tourist is facing a horribly long time in prison for simply posting a Facebook video ranting about her terrible vacation.

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"I definitely didn't mean to offend all Egyptians, and never meant to say anything about the country's political affairs", she said, according to media reports.

"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.

Despite her apology and explanation, the Cairo court made a decision to hand down what her lawyer referred to as the "maximum penalty".

Egypt's government has come under criticisms for being intolerant towards dissenting views.

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

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

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