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 โ€œdeliberately broadcasting false rumours which aim to undermine society and attack religions.โ€

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 โ€œdirtiest peopleโ€ and Egypt โ€œthe country of pimps โ€ฆ of beggars.โ€

El-Mazbouh later posted an apology video, saying โ€œI definitely didnโ€™t mean to offend all Egyptians.โ€

The video was made and posted while she was traveling in Egypt and she was arrested in May prior to leaving Cairo.

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