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This Four-Year-Old Was Sentenced To Life In Prison

In a bizarre story, a 4-year-old boy named Ahmed Mansour Karni has been found on the list of Egypt’s most wanted criminals and was recently sentenced to lifetime imprisonment for his “crimes.” The story, now viral across social media, has inspired outrage at the sentencing, with many people wondering how a boy as young as four could have managed to commit so many crimes in his short life.

The young boy, who was wanted for murder among a number of other crimes including disturbance of the peace and damage to state property, was included in an indictment handed down to 115 other people in a western Cairo court. The Court, accused of not even reading the case, turned a blind eye to the submission of Ahmed’s birth certificate proving he was only two years of age at the time of these alleged crimes.

Ahmed’s defense attorney, Faisal al-Sayd, has spoken out in an attempt to reverse the conviction, stating that the court failed to pass on the four-year-old’s birth certificate to the judge, resulting in the outrageous sentencing: “The child Ahmed Mansour Karni’s birth certificate was presented after state security forces added his name to the list of accused…the child was sentenced in absentia in an ensuing court hearing.”

Despite the pleas of his defense attorney, young Ahmed’s sentence remains in place. This ridiculous sentencing has only added to the growing number of unreasonable and simply outright insane convictions, leading many to attack Egypt’s flawed justice system.

One lawyer, known as Mohammad Abu Hurira, has commented on the sentencing, exclaiming “On the eve of injustice and madness in Egypt, a four-year-old child was sentenced to life imprisonment… The Egyptian scales of justice are not reversible. There is no justice in Egypt. No reason. Logic committed suicide a while ago. Egypt went crazy. Egypt is ruled by a bunch of lunatics.”

At this stage, it remains unknown if Ahmed will be spared the brutal sentence.

Source: Jerusalem Post
Photos: Middle East Monitor

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