Tuesday, February 23, 2016
An Egyptian court has handed down a life sentence that would be longer than most if carried out: The alleged criminal is only 4 years old
The strange case involves little Ahmed Mansour Qorany Sharara. A military court found him and 115 others guilty of killing three people and damaging state property during a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in 2014. Ahmed would have been 16 months old at the time. After the verdict and the ensuing uproar over Ahmed's fate, the military admitted a case of mistaken identity. But Ahmed's fate is unclear, and his parents are worried because police have been inquiring about his whereabouts.