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Egyptian arrested for naming donkey after general

Man arrested in Qena for allegedly insulting General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

AP and Ahram Online, Saturday 21 Sep 2013
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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 General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who ousted president Mohamed Morsi after mass protests against the unpopular leader.

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.

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Anony
22-09-2013 12:55pm
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BYE BYE Freedom of Speech
This is again a very interesting example showing how much this country is being dominated by arbitrarily arresting people for crimes which would be called Freedom of Speech in other countries. Sorry, but also the leader of the country needs to live with people not supporting him or his views and they should not get arrested for doing that! Everybody should have the right to say their opinion!
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John
22-09-2013 10:55am
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Just goes to show that coup has failed.....
Action against this poor farmer just reaffirms that sisi's coup against the legitimate government of President Morsi is a TOTAL FAILURE. The coup government has to use all repressive means now to cling on to power even to the extent of unjustly arresting this poor farmer for expressing his opinion and giving protesters hefty 3 year jail sentences for expressing their opinion against the repressive action by the army. SHAME that sisi and his henchman have to sink to that level!!!
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Tahsin
21-09-2013 08:17pm
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Hello Fascism
three years in jail for chanting against the army? Hello fascism!
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