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Social media insults might fine up to LE 20k


CAIRO – 14 August 2019: Article no. 303 of Egypt’s Penal Code stipulates that the penalty of insulting or harassing using telecommunications equipment, whether via telephone, e-mail or other means of communication on social media amounts to a fine not less than LE 500 and not more than LE 20,000, lawyer Abdul Rahman Anani said on Wednesday.

Law enforcement investigators and prosecutors are focusing on the Electronic Crimes law this period, especially after the hacking of personal accounts of some famous personalities.

On May 29, Egyptian authorities arrested a Lebanese citizen, namely Mona al-Mazbouh, over posting a video on her Facebook account talking about several situations that triggered her anger while spending her vacation in Cairo.

In June 2018, Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered to hold Mazbouh in detention for four days pending investigations over accusation of “insulting Egyptian people and the president”, amid calls from the Egyptian parliamentarians to bar her from entering Egypt.

Mazbouh also described President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as “unjust”, spitting on the Egyptians and insulting Egyptian women.

On May 11, security forces arrested a woman called Amal Fathy Abdel-Tawab who was reported to be a member of April 6 Youth Movement and was detained for six days pending investigations over accusations of defamation, insulting the Egyptian state and assaulting Banque Misr employees.

Abdel-Tawab started a live video on her Facebook page, while angrily-telling a situation that happened to her as she was finishing the procedures of reactivating her bank account; she started to mention several bureaucratic situations that delayed the procedures for a long time.
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