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Four year old sentenced to life in prison for 4 counts of murder in Egypt allegedly committed when h

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  1. hlcc

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    - 4 year old kid in Egypt was just sentenced to life in prison for allegedly committing 4 murder & 8 attempted murders, vandalism & threatening the police while he was 1.5 years old

    - When the police came to arrest him when he was 2 years old, his father protested and ended up in jail for 4 month.

    - The kid was sentenced in one of those popular Egyptian mass hearing & sentencing with 115 other people.

    - His lawyer submitted his birth certificate to the court, but apparently the judge didn't bother to review the case and just rubber stamped a guilty verdict.

    - According to another lawyer, Egypt's military court decisions can't be appealed.

    - Apparently the Egyptian courts also sentenced a blind man to 15 years in prison for being a sniper, killing multiple soldiers, storming & releasing prisoners from multiple prisons.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35633314

    An Egyptian military court made a mistake by sentencing a four-year-old boy to life in prison for murder last week, the military has acknowledged.

    Spokesman Col Mohammed Samir said the court should have sentenced a 16-year-old with a similar name instead.

    Ahmed Mansour Qurani Ali was convicted along with 115 others in connection with riots by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Fayoum province in 2014.

    His lawyer had submitted documents proving that he was one at the time.

    In a post on Facebook (in Arabic), Col Samir said Ahmed Mansour Qurani Sharara, 16, should have been sentenced and not Ahmed Mansour Qurani Ali.

    It not clear what will now happen to the four year old.

    The child's lawyer said his name had been added to the list of suspects by mistake - and that court officials had not passed his birth certificate to the judge to prove his age at the time of the offence.

    He was subsequently convicted of four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder and vandalising government property.
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    Image caption Critics say the child's conviction has made a laughing stock of Egyptian justice

    Egypt's judicial system has come under repeated criticism since the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, following mass protests.

    Since then, more than 1,000 people have been killed and 40,000 are believed to have been jailed in a sweeping crackdown on dissent.

    Most of them have been supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, but secular activists have also been prosecuted for breaking an anti-protest law.

    In 2014, the UN warned that Egypt had "a judicial system where international fair trial guarantees appear to be increasingly trampled upon" after more than 1,200 people were sentenced to death in two mass trials "rife with procedural irregularities".
     
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    I read about this story this past weekend, truly insane to think how this actually happened and this kid was arrested and charged with these ridiculous charges when he was supposedly a year and a half old. Disgusting.
     
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    Thought I read this morning that it was a case of mistaken identity and they won't be charging the father or the boy?
     
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    The Egyptian authorities said they will not carry out the sentence, but the boy's been charged & convicted already and the father already spend 4 month in jail.
     
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    This is new levels of stupid
     

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