Tuesday, February 23, 2016

So is it toddler or the teenager or the grown-up man who is sentenced to life in prison !?

Just as the news about how a Cairo Military court sentenced  a 4-years-old boy to life in prison on violence-related charges above the murder of three people in Fayoum in 2014 hit the wires and
Adorable Ahmed Mansour "Dream TV"
became the talk of the world, the Egyptian state decided to fire back.
Last week, a Cairo military court sentenced 4-years old Ahmed Mansour with 116 other defendants, to life in prison on nine charges that included killing four people in Fayoum governorate and attempting to kill six others in January 2014.
Little Mansour was only two years old when those clashes happened between security forces and Pro-Morsi supporters.
According to the Child's family, the boy's father was arrested for 4 months instead of him when the police came and found a toddler instead of their wanted criminal.
Do not ask me why the father was officially arrested for 4 months before he would be released by a court order without a bail officially.
On Saturday, the official spokesperson Police General Abu Bakr Abdel Karim made a phone call to Dream TV 2's 10 PM TV show when it was hosting Ahmed Mansour and his father to explain the matter.
According to Abdel Karim, there was a mistake in the name of the defendant and that's they were searching for Ahmed's uncle, a 16-years old teenager instead.
Ahmed's father corrected the police general telling him that his brother, Ahmed's uncle is actually 52 years old.
Dream TV's interview with Ahmed Mansour's father
The TV interview with Ahmed's father who brought his sleepy son to the studio was the talk of the town to the level that the Egyptian armed forces issued a statement about the incident on Sunday.

ملخص قضية المتهم / أحمد منصور قرنى شرارة ... ــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ...
Posted by ‎الصفحة الرسمية للمتحدث العسكرى للقوات المسلحة‎ on Sunday, February 21, 2016
Egyptian armed forces spokesperson said that according to the investigations of the Homeland security in Fayoum, an official report was filed on 4 January 2014 mentioning the name of 16-years old Ahmed Mansour as a suspect in the case.
On 5 January 2014, the prosecution issued an arrest for Mansour, the teenager in address "xxxxx" in Fayoum but since then he has been on the run and has not been arrested yet so he was tried in absentia.
Okay, one must ask why the kid's father was detained for 4 months !?
The army spokesperson says that the arrest warrants were issued on the investigations of the Homeland security in Fayoum.
Interestingly, the 4-years old years Ahmed Mansour's lawyer said on Dream TV2 that a mistake was made as a tip was give to the Homeland investigations that someone by the name of Ahmed Mansour, who lived in the same street as the toddler, was involved in the violence.
But, there was no one with that name lived at that street except  the 2-years old Ahmed Mansour then !!
I do not know what to say.
Somebody screwed big time in his investigations
Thanks to journalist and writer Mohamed Abo El-Gheit, I realized that the incident of the 4-years-old boy is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the question marks in that particular case.
As a fine journalist, Abo El-Ghait made a little research and found out the following interesting fact that three victims allegedly killed by 116 defendants in the case were actually MB supporters.
He also found out that their families accuse the authorities of shooting them and that no security personnel was included in the case.
Of course, one must wonder about other defendants in the case.
Once again, we find ourselves in front of a case that indicates a huge problem with the Egyptian justice system itself.
Once again, we find ourselves in front of a case that is a living proof to reject military trials for civilians.
True Justice brings peace, justice is the first as well the only way for true stable security in the society.

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