Woman returns home from Egyptian prison

Mona Mazbouh arrived at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport at midnight, where her family and her lawyer, Hussein Bazzi, welcomed her.

Woman returns home from Egyptian prison

A Lebanese woman who was jailed in Egypt over a video judged to be offensive returned to Lebanon Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.Upon her arrival, she thanked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian interior minister and the head of the Al-Qanater women’s prison where she was held because "they treated her well," she was quoted as saying. She said the experience had taught her a valuable lesson, according to the NNA.

She stressed that she did not mean to insult "all" Egyptians in the video she posted on her private Facebook page that lead to her arrest. In the video, Mazbouh described Egyptians as “the dirtiest people on earth,” after recalling alleged incidents of harassment. The video was later shared publicly by an anonymous user.

Bazzi said that Mazbouh, 24, had previously undergone a surgical procedure, which helped the Egyptian court give her leniency in her sentence. Mazbouh's father has told Egyptian media that his daughter was 12 years old when she had the surgery.

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