Two Egyptian doctors, employee sentenced to two years in jail for 'bullying' nurse

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Oct 2021

A Cairo economic misdemeanors court on Saturday sentenced two doctors and an employee of a private hospital to two years in jail and a EGP 200,000 fine after convicting them of bullying a male nurse.

High Court of Justice
A view of High Court of Justice in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

In September, a four-minute video went viral on social media showing a doctor hurling insults at an elderly nurse and forcing him to bow to the doctor's dog.

Following the public anger resulting from the spread of the video, the public prosecution investigated it and order the arrest of the doctors and a hospital employee.

The prosecution accused them of misusing their authority, exploiting religion to promote extremist ideas and sow discord, and insulting a monotheistic religion.

They are also accused of undermining family values, posting a video clip on the internet that violated the privacy of the victim, and using a private account and website to commit these crimes.

The Ministry of Health also announced it was investigating the video.

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