Egyptian man jailed for attempting to blackmail wife during divorce
The couple’s marriage began to break down only two weeks after their wedding when she refused to take out a loan to help her new husband buy a new car.
The wife recalled her husband’s response:
“He e-mailed my photos to his colleagues at work, saying I had become a dancer and also posted nude photos of me on Facebook.”
She told the court:
“He threatened that he would dishonour me before my family and friends if I didn’t do his bidding.”
In addition to blackmail and extortion, the man was also found guilty of ‘violating family values’ and ‘abusing the internet’ and was ordered to pay his wife compensation of 21,000 dirhams (£3769). He will deported back to Egypt at the end of his sentence.
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