Hold the phone, Jamal Suliman responds to rumors of his detainment in Egypt
Syrian star Jamal Suliman was gossiped to have been held up at the Cairo Airport upon his return from a trip due to the fact that he was using an expired Guinean passport. The news was published by the Russian News Agency and claimed that the Guinean Ambassador in Cairo granted Jamal a Guinean passport to make his entrance into Egypt easier and avoid the complications usually faced by Syrian nationals.
According to the Middle East news portal, Elaph, Jamal posted a message regarding the incident (or lack thereof) on Facebook page, "A number of websites have published news of me being held up at Cairo Airport, and I have since received numerous inquiries from people wanting to know the truth behind the matter, especially since it has gotten out of hand."
He added, "I want to assure all my friends and fans that I am alright and what has been rumored is not true, and I am at home enjoying my time with my family, and never have I received anything aside from proper and kind treatment from Egyptian airport authority and Egyptian embassies abroad. I thank everyone who have asked about me and showed concern."
Jamal's opposition to the government of Syrian Bashar Al Assad and his regime has led to his banning from Syria. The actor was not allowed to enter the country when his parents died at the end of last year to attend their funeral.
Currently, Jamal is preparing to star in a new television drama in which he plays the role of the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.