CAIRO: Taimour el-Sobky, who runs the Facebook page “diary of a persecuted husband,” was ordered detained on Thursday for four days pending investigations into his remarks that Egyptian women “cheat on their husbands,” Youm7 reported.
Sobky faces charges of slander and libel, spreading false news, and harming national interest, according to Youm7.
He told the prosecution he “did not mean” to insult Egyptian women and that he was misunderstood. He had apologized on his Facebook page after a wave of fury over his comments.
A video of Sobky on CBC channel circulated on social media in the past two weeks, in which he alleged that “30 percent” of Egyptian wives would have an affair if found the opportunity, and that “the majority of wives” whose husbands work abroad cheat on them.
He claimed that many of such women live in Upper Egypt, a traditionally conservative area, and called the said affairs a “phenomenon” that makes him distrust women.
Sobky told the prosecution he based his information on messages he receives on his Facebook page, and also that he has received death threats since he made his comments on T.V.