“He was a cruel husband. This is not a love story,” Ex-wife of EgyptAir hijacker speaks


Few days ago, Seif Eldin Mustafa forced a domestic passenger jet operating within Egypt, to be redirected to Cyprus to see his Cypriot ex-wife, Marina Paraschou. But in her first interview Marina reveals how she married a violent, unemployed bully who was cruel to her and their 3 children.

She said: “Most of the media painted a picture of a romantic situation in which a man was trying to reach out to his estranged wife. 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 marriage of hell with threats, beatings, torture and fear. He was a man who knew how to inflict fear and to create misery around him. He was unbalanced and a scary person.”

Marina, 51, met Mustafa in 1983, and married him in 1985 in Cyprus. They’re married for 5 years which Marina describes as the ‘darkest chapter in my life’. She says unemployed Mustafa never provided financially to the family. Mustafa left Cyprus for Egypt in 1994 where he was jailed for forgery and fraud.

He broke out of prison in 2011 amid the chaos during the uprising against Egyptian president Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak. Marina said she once called Mustafa to tell him one of their children had died in an accident. “I called him to tell him of our child’s death] and all he could say was “What do I care?

I can assure you, he never cared about me or his children – both when he was in Cyprus and after he left. The only thing he gave was pain, unhappiness and fear,” she said. After his capture, prosecutors said Mustafa told police: “What’s someone supposed to do when he hasn’t seen his wife and children in 24 years and the Egyptian government won’t let him?”…. so abeg, free me now! *in TerryG’s voice*…. Cc: DailyMail


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