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4-year-old sentenced to life in jail for committing murder at age two

– 4-year-old to spend the rest of his life in jail

– Ahmed Mansour Karni is alleged to have committed murder, amongst other crimes when he was just 2-year old

– Egyptian social media awash over Karni’s life sentence.

If the report on Independent.co.uk is anything to by, then 4-year old Ahmed Mansour Karni, will be spending the rest of his life behind bars.

This comes following a ruling in western Cairo on Tuesday, February 16, as an Egyptian court sentenced the four-year-old boy to life in prison for “committing murder” when he was aged just two.

Ahmed Mansour Karni was not in court when he was convicted of four counts of murder, eight of attempted murder, one vandalization of property belonging to the Egyptian Health Administration and vehicles belonging to security forces, and another count of threatening soldiers and police officers.  But it was alleged that all of these atrocities came before his second birthday.

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Going by the timeline of events, it was gathered that Karni was about 2-years old at the time he allegedly committed these crimes, as they occurred two years ago in January 3 2014.

Karni was one of 115 defendants who were all handed life sentences at the same time at the court in western Cairo for crimes allegedly committed in early 2014.

4-year old Ahmed Mansour Karni, will be spending the rest of his life following an Egyptian court ruling

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However, his defence attorney, Faisal al-Sayd, said the child’s name had been added to the list by mistake but the court did not pass Ahmed’s birth certificate on to the judge to prove he was born in September 2012.

He said: “The child Ahmed Mansour Karni’s birth certificate was presented after state security forces added his name to the list of accused, but then the case was transferred to the military court and the child was sentenced in absentia in an ensuing court hearing. 

“This proves that the judge did not read the case.”

Another lawyer said the case showed “There is no justice in Egypt.

“The Egyptian scales of justice are not reversible. There is no justice in Egypt. No reason. Logic committed suicide a while ago. Egypt went crazy. Egypt is ruled by a bunch of lunatics. How can a two-year old commit these crimes?”

In response to Karni’s ruling, Egyptians took to social media blasting the government accusing them of corruption and injustice.

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