Egypt, Cairo: An Egyptian man, El-Sobky, has been sentenced to three years in jail for insulting the women of Upper Egypt and spreading false news on Facebook that threatened public peace, which runs a satirical Facebook page called Diary of a Crushed Husband.
During a recent interview with TV show host Khairy Ramadan on CBC channel, he said that most Egyptian women cheat on their husbands, singling out women in Upper Egypt by claiming almost a third of them are unfaithful to their husbands. Once the video clip went viral, people began to criticise El-Sobky on social media which also led to suspension of Ramadan’s programme on CBC.
According to El-Sobky’s lawyer, the verdict was expected because it was a case of public opinion but he is planning to file an appeal. According to the report, the court was placed under high security prior to the arrival of El-Sobky after he received death threats on Facebook. El-Sobky however backtracked on his claims following the uproar.