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CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO  — An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday a Lebanese woman to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, and set July 29 as the date for her appeal, state media reported. Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed down 11 years but the sentence was later reduced to eight, the … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO— Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country’s top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his decision to issue a gag order on corruption allegations made against a children’s cancer hospital. In a Saturday statement, the chief public prosecutor said the decision by Makram Mohammed Ahmed, head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, … Continue reading CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians. Saturday’s ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh, reported by state-run Al-Ahram news agency, can be appealed. In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video