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Egypt court jails activist who criticised sexual harassment for ‘spreading false news’

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 31, 2018 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Dec 31, 2018 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Egypt court jails activist who criticised sexual harassment for ‘spreading false news’

Amal Fathi will serve a two-year jail sentence

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday sent a rights activist to prison for two years over charges including “spreading false news”, her lawyer and a court official said.

The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).

Fathi had been handed a two-year suspended jail sentence in September but she appealed.

Her lawyer Ramadan Mohamed said Sunday her appeal had been rejected and that she would now serve jail time.

Related: Director Sajid Khan suspended by IFTDA for a year over sexual harassment complaints

Fathi is also accused of publishing offensive content, Mohamed said.

The 34-year-old was arrested in May over a video she posted online, criticising sexual harassment in Egypt and alleging that guards at a bank had sexually harassed her.

She had been conditionally released on Thursday after being detained in another case with charges including “membership of a terrorist group”.

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