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Egyptian court sentences Israeli to 2 years jail

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
February 11, 2013 21:03

24-year-old Andrei Pshenichnikov, a reported left-wing activist, sentenced to serve in prison after illegally crossing into Sinai.

Tourists cross the Egypt-Israel Taba border

Tourists cross the Egypt-Israel Taba border crossing 370 (R). (photo credit:REUTERS)

An Egyptian court sentenced Israeli citizen Andrei Pshenichnikov to two years in prison on Monday after he infiltrated into the Sinai Peninsula some two months ago, local media reported.

Pshenichnikov, 24, from Bat Yam, was originally ordered to be deported to Israel, but an Egyptian judge overturned the ruling.



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Pshenichnikov’s mother told Army Radio that her son got a visa to enter Egypt, and was scheduled to meet friends from France in Cairo.

The man was reportedly a left-wing activist, who lived in the Palestinian territories and was previously denied a request for Palestinian citizenship.

He was not carrying a passport when he entered Sinai and his name was not on tourist arrival lists, according to the official Egyptian MENA news agency.

Egyptian state television earlier reported the arrested man was a former army officer named Andre Yacoub and had entered Egypt illegally.
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