Officials Free Lebanese Woman Jailed for Insulting Egypt


An Egyptian lawyer says a Lebanese woman who was jailed for insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online has been sentenced to a suspended one-year term and has left Egypt.

Emad Kamal tells The Associated Press on Friday that Mona el-Mazbouh has been released, just days after an appeals court reduced her sentence from eight years in prison.

Kamal says el-Mazbouh boarded a flight Thursday to her home country after she paid a fine of 10,700 Egyptian pounds (around $598).

Egypt arrested el-Mazbouh in May after she posted a 10-minute video in which she used profanities to describe her vacation 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 a video apologizing.

Comments 16
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 months

She is a national hero. She is right about everything she said about Egypt and its horrible people.

Thumb s.o.s 11 months

She was a political prisoner, where was Canada’s Trudeau? Why did he not open his hypocrit mouth?

Thumb justin 11 months

lol lol

Thumb canadianleb 11 months

Justin and SOS. I didn't realise she was guys are very smart Trudeau was asking for the release of a Canadian citizen . Your clown of a president should be the one to ask for the release of lebanese prisoners from anywhere that they are jailed without due process. You need to educate yourself a little before spouting nonsense.

Thumb warrior 11 months

Perhaps it is you who should educate yourself. The Canadian government and its representatives said they will be with Human Rights Everywhere and not just because the shia activist/terrorist in KSA also held Canadian citizenship.

Canada's double standards are obvious.

Thumb warrior 11 months

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland refused to give ground in a dispute with Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying her country would "always stand up for human rights around the world".

Thumb justin 11 months


Thumb Puppet 11 months

I have the utmost respect for Mr. canadianleb for its love of comedy and human rights.

Thumb galaxy 11 months

Canadian 'Human Rights' did not apply in her case.

Thumb canadianleb 11 months

The comments above explain a lot on why Lebanon is a banana republic. First I was born and raised in Canada with Lebanese parents and very proud of my heritage but fully "Canadianised". Secondly President of Lebanon elected or not he is still your president if you are Lebanese living in Lebanon. If you are comparing Canadian human rights to the third world countries of Iran, Lebanon, Egypt etc than let the Lebanese in Lebanon know and they should stop immigrating here. There are many cases of Canada human rights record good and bad so anytime you want do a search on the internet and compare that with Iran, KSA or any other country and see which comes ahead... good luck

Thumb justin 11 months

Wow: My comment was deleted:)!!!

When are the president and the government going to act to get Nizar Zakka released?!

نائبة الرئيس الإيراني تدين اعتقال نزار زكا: طهران أخطأت وفشلت في مساعدته

دانت نائبة الرئيس الإيراني لشؤون المرأة والأسرة شاهيندوخت مولافردي اعتقال المواطن اللبناني نزار زكا، لافتةً إلى أن الحكومة الإيرانية “فشلت” في مساعدة زكا، مقرّة بأنها هي مَن وجّهت إليه دعوة شخصية إلى إيران لحضور مؤتمر.

Thumb galaxy 11 months

that's because the southern troll has no life except reporting comments that expose his cult.

Thumb s.o.s 11 months

Don’t ask me why, yesterday I was commenting the two British death by E. coli in Egypt, it got deleted yet it was somehow educational therefor useful.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 months

I guess it depends who is on duty to what comments gets deleted...
At any rate this ladys predicament should be a lesson to all about where to choose to go on vacation and what to say when your there.

I still do not understand why people go to Egypt? is it a function of simply having the easiest visa to travel to for some Lebanese? or do some simply like wallowing in a mire?

Thumb liberty 11 months

Egypt should only be visited through youtube trailers.

Thumb kanaanljdid 11 months

We have been used to see Lebanese not telling and not depecting the truth, so when it happens as here, people are shocked.