Egyptian Arrested for Naming Donkey after General*

Egyptian Arrested for Naming Donkey after General*

By Mariam Rizk

The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief’s name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town.

MENA news agency said that Omar Abul-Magd was arrested late Friday in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the popularly-backed coup against President Mohammed Morsi.

Since Morsi’s ouster, authorities have cracked down on critics of the powerful military.

Earlier this week, a military court ordered five pro-Morsi protesters to serve up to three years in prison for chanting against the army. Three were tried in absentia.

‘Sissi’ in Arabic means the breed of donkey and a horse. So technically, the farmer was correct.


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