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Last week, a Lebanese woman was detained in Egypt after calling out sexual harassment in the country in a video that has since gone viral. 

Mona el-Mazbouh was arrested at Cairo International Airport on charges of "insulting Egyptians" in the video uploaded to her Facebook account. 

In the footage, Mazbouh details her experience with sexual harassment while vacationing in Cairo, a place that was named the worst "megacity" for women in 2017.

She refers to Egyptians as the "dirtiest people on earth." She also calls Egypt "the country of pimps ... the country of beggars." She also went on to criticize the country's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

"You deserve what Sisi is doing to you, I hope God sends you someone more oppressive than Sisi," she added.

On Sunday, an Egyptian court renewed Mazbouh's detention for an additional 15 days pending an investigation into the charges, according to Washington Post. 

"I definitely didn't mean to offend all Egyptians"

Prior to being detained, Mazbouh had posted another video in which she apologized for some of her comments.

In it, she claims that her initial video was not meant to be viewed by the public. The post was a "private one" which was only accessible to her 25 friends on the social media platform. 

"I definitely didn't mean to offend all Egyptians, and never meant to say anything about the country's political affairs," she said.

"I love all Egyptians and I love this country, that's why I visited it more than once and I keep coming back."

Not the first time this happens

In May, Egyptian authorities detained activist Amal Fathy after she posted a video on social media criticizing the government for "failing to protect women against sexual harassment and over worsening living conditions," according to Reuters.

Fathy was arrested "on charges of inciting to overthrow the ruling system and publishing lies," according to numerous media reports.

Sexual harassment is a major issue in Egypt

Sexual harassment continues to be an issue that millions of Egyptian women face on a daily basis. 

According to a report released in 2013 by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. 

A recent study conducted by UN women and Promundo, a Brazilian organization campaigning for gender equality, also revealed that around 43 percent of men in Egypt actually believe that women enjoy getting attention and have no problem with being harassed. 

Others blame women for inciting the assaults they endure, claiming that victims who wear tight clothing are "asking for harassment."

Egyptian law considers sexual harassment a crime punishable by law. If a woman takes her harasser to court and he is convicted, he can face a minimum of six months in prison. If a harasser is found to be a habitual offender, he could potentially face up to five years in prison.