31 Mar '16, 11am

AFP: Cypriot ex-wife recounts 'black years' with #Egypt hijacking suspect

AFP: Cypriot ex-wife recounts 'black years' with #Egypt hijacking suspect

NICOSIA, CYPRUS (AFP) - The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian accused of hijacking a plane in a bid to see her has said their marriage was hell and he had shown no interest in her or their children since they separated. Marina Paraschou told the Phileleftheros newspaper that she had met Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa on the island when she was just 18 and he was 26, and that their five years of marriage were a "black period" of her life. "Most of the media painted a picture of romance in which a man was trying to reach out to his estranged wife," Paraschou said in comments published on Thursday. "But that couldn't be further from the truth and they would have a different opinion if they knew what he was really like. "It was a black five years." Paraschou alleged that her ex-husband, now in custody as police weigh charges, had been violent and abusive towards her and their three ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/cypriot-ex-...

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