Slander!

3 years in prison for Egyptian man for comments on “immorality” of women

An Egyptian couple sits in a public park in Cairo. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

State media has reported that a man in Egypt was sentenced to three years in prison for slandering the nation’s married women, according to CNN. Taymour el-Sobky was on television in December when he asserted that “Thirty percent of women have a readiness for immorality … but cannot find someone to encourage them,” clips that circulated on social media last month. Though he has apologized and claims his comments were taken out of context, el-Sobky also received hard labor for his comments after a prosecutor said he damaged women’s honor and slandered them, Al-Ahram reported.

He has scheduled an appeal for March 30.

Read the full story at CNN.

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