Two-year sentence upheld for Egyptian activist who posted critical video

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday imposed a two-year prison sentence against an activist who accused authorities in a video of not protecting women from sexual harassment, her husband said, days after she was freed over a separate case.
The latest ruling means Amal Fathy could be arrested at "any time," pending an appeal to Egypt's court of cassation, her husband Mohamed Lotfy said.
She had been detained in May days after she posted a 12-minute video expressing her anger at poor service at a bank, heavy traffic, sexual harassment by a taxi driver and a deterioration in living conditions.
Charged with spreading false news, undermining national security and publishing an indecent video, Fathy was handed a two-year jail sentence and fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($557) in September -- though the sentence was suspended pending an appeal.
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