CAIRO: Activist Sanaa Seif was sentenced in absentia to six months in prison on Wednesday over “insulting the judiciary”, Youm7 reported.
The ruling came a few days after Seif was released on Wednesday after being questioned in relation to charges of instigating protests on April 25 against the transfer sovereign control of two islands off the coast of Sinai to Saudi Arabia.
During the investigations, she reportedly insulted an employee from an investigative body. Following the incident, South Cairo Prosecution has referred Seif for a “speedy trial” for “insulting a public official while on duty,” according to Al Ahram.
Although Wednesday’s verdict is subject to appeal, Seif posted on her facebook account that she “will not contest the verdict and that she will hand herself in.”
“I do not have enough power to deal with their measures,” she wrote.
Seif was among 23 other activists arrested during a protest march in June 2014, demanding the release of political detainees, and the abolition of the controversial protest law issued in 2013.
She was sentenced to two years imprisonment. However, she was released in September 2015 by a presidential pardon after spending more than 15 months in prison.