Mona al-Mazbouh - A screenshot from a video footage
CAIRO - 14 September 2018: The Lebanese tourist who was sentenced to one suspended year in prison over insulting the Egyptian people, was deported to her county on Thursday night, after being released from Qanater women prison.
Mona el-Mazboh was previously sentenced to eight years in prison for posting a video on Facebook the authorities claimed had insulted. On Sunday, the court cut the prison term and suspended it.
A Cairo court in July found el-Mazboh guilty of deliberately spreading false rumors that would harm society, attacking religion, and public indecency. El-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport in June at the end of her stay in Egypt after a 10-minute video in which she was complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt using explicit language went viral on social media.
The court reduced her sentence to one year and suspended it, and fined her LE 30,000 ($1674) the state news agency MENA said.
In the video, 24-year-old Mazboh complained of being sexually harassed by taxi drivers and young men in the street, as well as poor restaurant service during the holy month of Ramadan and an incident in which money was stolen from her during a previous stay.