A crazy story out of Egypt, where the military court called a toddlers life sentence for murder “a mistake”.

An Egyptian military court convicted Ahmad Mansour Qorani, now only 3 1/2 years old, of killing three people, carrying guns and firebombs, blocking a road with boring tires, and trying to damage government buildings! The verdict: life in prison. For a one year old boy, that’s a lot of life left to be spent behind bars!

Of course, the conviction caused an uproar. The military claimed that it was a case of mistaken identity, and that the actual culprit was meant to be a 16 year old student with the same name. But that might be a mistake too, because before the military statement, a police spokesman said in an interview that the wanted culprit was actually the toddlers uncle, who is 51 years old, and has a similar name.

Some things aren’t adding up with this judicial system, that’s for certain, but even insulting the judiciary is a crime in Egypt, and many people have been convicted of the charge in recent years.

A crazy story of a murdering toddler, mistaken identity, and a judiciary system that cannot be questioned.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/24/world/middleeast/egypt-toddler-life-sentence.html?ref=world&_r=0

 

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