Taymour El-Sobky was sentenced by a misdemeanour court on Saturday to three years in prison and an EGP 200 fine on charges of “insulting the women of Upper Egypt” and spreading false news that disturbs public peace.
After a video clip of the interview began circulating online two months after it had aired, people began to attack El-Sobky on social media, which caused the suspension of Ramadan’s programme on CBC.
El-Sobky quickly backtracked on his claims following the uproar. He said he has only respect for the women of Upper Egypt because his mother is from Qena and he did not mean to insult them, claiming that his statement was taken out of context.
Photos by Ahmed Al-Malky