In the National:
Dr Hassan al Hammadi, a magistrate at the Supreme Court, said judges must evaluate the seriousness of a verbal abuse accusation depending on the situation.
“In some parts of Egypt, for example, it is accepted for a husband to call his wife ‘donkey’,” Dr al Hammadi said. “If the wife filed a complaint against her husband, in such a case, the judge would not convict the husband. But if the wife is a university teacher, for example, it is clear calling her ‘donkey’ would be very offensive to her.”