CAIRO: The prison term of Taimour el-Sobky, an administrator for the “Diary of a Persecuted Husband” Facebook page was reduced from three years to three months following an appeal over insulting Egyptian women, his lawyer told Youm7.
Lawyer Shady Abdel Latif said his client has already served the three months and should be released in the coming hours.
Sobky was detained in February over slander and libel, spreading false news and harming national interest after a video of him on CBC channel circulated on social media, in which he alleged that “30 percent” of Egyptian wives would have an affair if they found the opportunity, and that “the majority of wives” whose husbands work abroad cheat on their partners.
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.