The woman spent more than a month in prison before being granted bail. Her passport was retained, and she has not been able to leave the country until now.
“Whilst we welcome the fact that the sentence imposed today allows her to go home, we strongly contest the conviction and the fight for her innocence will go on regardless,” said the woman’s lawyer, Lewis Power, on leaving the court, PA reported.
“We say and will maintain that this young girl was stripped both of her dignity and her basic human rights.”
The case has been closely followed by rights activists, who say it has been mishandled. Dozens of supporters, many having traveled from Israel, applauded the woman and her mother on leaving the court.
They held placards which said “we believe you” and “you are not alone.” Some wore white scarves over their faces portraying lips sewn together.