Egypt Sentences 3-Year-Old to LIFE

Ahmed Mansour Qurani Sharara

Ahmed Mansour Qurani Sharara

An Egyptian court sentenced a young man to life on four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder and other miscellaneous charges (like vandalism) last week. The accused is 3-4 years old.

Ahmed Mansour Qurani Sharara was sentenced with 115 others for his "involvement" in violent protest back in 2014. The protest was to support fallen President, Mohammed Morsi.

You're probably thinking there was a glitch in the system, right? Nope. The authorities were well aware of Sharara's age. In fact, they attempted to arrest him two years ago when he was still a baby. They arrested his father instead.

Apparently there was a mixup with a 16-year-old of the same name.

While father and son are both currently free, and officials have promised that the toddler will remain so...there seems to be a bigger problem here. Human Rights groups and the United Nations have both denounced Egypt's judicial system.

-Kennie H.