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Amal Fathy: Egypt court imposes jail term over harassment video

Amal Fathy faces two years in jail for criticising the state for failing to tackle sexual harassment.
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Media captionIn Egypt, fake news becomes the weapon of choice to crush dissent

An Egyptian appeals court has imposed a two-year prison sentence against the women's rights activist Amal Fathy, who criticised the authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment.

Fathy was charged with "spreading fake news" in May after posting a video in which she recounted her experiences.

She was handed a two-year jail term by a lower court in September, but it was suspended pending an appeal.

The appeal ruling came days after she was freed on bail over a separate case.

Her husband Mohamed Lotfy, head of the independent Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, said she could be taken back into detention at "any time".

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