Ahmed Mansour Karni (4) is convicted of four murders and eight cases of attempted murder, as well as threats against police and destruction of state property, writes the British newspaper The Independent.
Ahmed is also accused of having damaged vehicles belonging to Egyptian security forces. Several of the offenses allegedly occurred when he was only one year old.
The boy's lawyer, Faisal al-Sayd, told the Jerusalem Post that the judge in the case could not possibly have read through the papers.
- The child's birth certificate was submitted after security forces added his name to the list of accused, but as the case was transferred to the military court, the child was convicted in a subsequent hearing, he said.
Ahmed, born in September 2012, was not present when the verdict against him was read Tuesday, writes The Independent.
Mohammed Abu Hurira, another Egyptian lawyer, says that the Egyptian legal system has been completely destroyed, according to the Jerusalem Post.
- There is no justice in Egypt. The logic here committed suicide some time ago. Egypt is governed by a bunch of lunatics, writes the lawyer.
The Jerusalem Post also writes that the incident has triggered a massive response on social media, and that it has provided ammunition to those who accuse the judicial system and the government of discrimination and corruption.
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