After ‘dressing up’ donkey as Sisi, Egyptian farmer gets jail time
Both Aboul Magd and his donkey were kept in custody until he was found guilty of "humiliating the military"
It might take donkey’s years for him to learn his lesson, but an Egyptian farmer may think twice before mocking Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.
An Egyptian court sentenced Omar Aboul Magd, 31, for dressing up his donkey last year to depict then-army chief Sisi, who left his military post last week to run for the presidency.
Magd was handed down a six months sentence, according to Egyptian media reports on Tuesday.
The farmer was noticed by authorities after he rode the donkey through his home village in an act deemed “directly insulting” to the army, state news agency MENA said.
General Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohammad Mursi on July 3. He is popular among the large segment of Egyptian society that called for Mursi’s ouster and his portrait is displayed in shop windows, in cars and on walls in the Arab world’s most populous country.
Since his ouster, authorities have launched a massive crackdown on pro-Mursi Islamists who regularly protest against the government.
Both Aboul Magd and his donkey were kept in custody until the Qena Misdemeanors Court found the man guilty of "humiliating the military."
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