Egyptian man sentenced to 3 years in prison for calling women immoral

Story highlights

  • He allegedly said that 30% of women are unfaithful, according to state media
  • Video of his comments appeared on social media, prompting a public outcry

(CNN)An Egyptian man was sentenced to three years in prison for saying some of the nation's married women are unfaithful, state media reported.

In addition to prison time, Taymour el-Sobky will also get hard labor.
    He made the assertion during a television show in December, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported Saturday.
    "Thirty percent of women have a readiness for immorality ... but cannot find someone to encourage them," he said, according to the paper.
    Video clips of his comments appeared on social media last month, prompting a public outcry that led to his arrest, according to the newspaper.
    A prosecutor accused him of slandering women and damaging their honor, Al-Ahram said. He was sentenced by a court in Giza and is still in custody.
    An appeal is scheduled for March 30.
    Sobky runs a popular Facebook page, "The Diary of a Suffering Man," which has more than a million likes, according to the newspaper.
    He has apologized, saying his comments were taken out of context.