Egypt Independent

Tripoli court sentences 17 Egyptians to 8 months in prison

A court in Tripoli has sentenced 17 Egyptian fishermen from Borg Meghaizel village to eight months in prison and confiscated their boat, according to Kfar al-Sheikh fishermen captain Ahmed Abdo Nassar.
The fishermen were arrested in July 2015 in Libyan territorial waters while fishing without a permit and were taken to Tripoli's military port.
Nassar has called on Egyptian authorities to request that the fishermen be pardoned so that they can return to Egypt.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm