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Egypt Sentences 3 Year Old To Life In Prison For Rampage When He Was 1

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
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A 3-year-old Egyptian boy was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, for a number of crimes he committed when he was just a year old, including four murders.

Ahmed Mansour Karni has been listed as “wanted” by Egyptian authorities for a number of crimes that took place during riots and demonstrations Jan. 3 2014. The court in western Cairo found Karni guilty of four murders, eight attempted murders, vandalization of property and threatening soldiers and police officers. The court claims that Karni managed to do all this, and get away, when he was just one year old.

Karni was part of a group of 115 defendants that were handed life sentences Tuesday. One attorney said Karni ended up on the list by mistake, and that the court refused to look at his birth certificate. The birth certificate showed that Karni was born in September 2012.

Thousands of supporters of the Egyptian opposition have been jailed in the last year alone, according to Amnesty International. Egyptian lawyer Mohammed Abu Hurira said these decisions can’t be appealed.

“There is no justice in Egypt. No reason,” Hurira wrote in a response to Karni’s ruling, according to The Jerusalem Post. “Logic committed suicide a while ago. Egypt went crazy. Egypt is ruled by a bunch of lunatics.”

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